javanese javanese  /ˌdʒɑ və ˈniz/


  1. (n) a native or inhabitant of Java
  2. (n) the Indonesian language spoken on Java
  3. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants or its language



  • Socioeconomic Exclusion and Inclusion

    Inequality helped spark the 1997–98 unrest that presaged Indonesia's transition. Although Suharto's policies vastly improved citizens' lives, he and his cronies amassed wealth ostentatiously. Many believed he privileged ethnic Chinese industrialists and excluded non-Javanese from senior positions.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Foreign Relations


  1. "Children today are confused if they are asked about their ethnicity. If their father who is a Javanese asks the same question, they will say 'We are Javanese' but when their Padangese mother puts the same question to them, they will say 'we are...
    on Oct 25, 2008 By: Jusuf Kalla Source: Antara

  2. "As a mother tongue, Javanese quality is fine, but its quantity is declining," an expert in culture of the Diponegoro University, Trias Yusuf, said here Friday.
    on Jan 30, 2009 By: Diponegoro Source: Antara

  3. "This [award] is just a piece of paper," Hamengkubuwono said. "It's nothing compared to your dedication and efforts in making Javanese culture, especially from Yogyakarta, known to the wider world."
    on Dec 16, 2009 By: Hamengkubuwono X Source: Jakarta Post

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