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How to Say Hello in Javanese Indonesia – Definition – Examples

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Indonesia is reach for its many kinds of cultures and languages from 34 provinces. One of the famous provinces in Indonesia with the biggest population is the Java Island. Java Island has 6 provinces.

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If you decide to visit those Java provinces which speak Javanese language, you had better start to learn how to say hello in Javanese Indonesia because at least you can speak some of the simple greetings when you visit these provinces.

If you come to Java for the first time, the better thing to do when you speak Javanese Language is to speak the most formal language of Javanese called Kromo Inggil (Kromo Inggil). If you have stayed in Java provinces for such time, you may speak Ngoko (Nguoko).

There are some regions and levels of speaking in Java provinces. Some levels of speaking sometimes use for speaking but most spoken levels of Javanese language are Kromo Inggil Javanese Language and Ngoko Javanese Language.

However, wherever you go to the Java provinces, you have to speak Kromo Inggil Javanese Language because you are the person who haven’t spoken Javanese before, and  you are the new person to come to Java that is why you have to know how to say hello in Javanese Indonesia.

It will be different if you have stayed such time in Java and you have been accustomed to speak Java and you have been friendly among the Javanese people near you.

So, if you decide to visit Java Island soon, here are the expressions of how to say hello in Javanese Indonesia in two different kinds of Javanese Language levels.

Kromo Inggil
(Formal Language)

English

Ngoko

(Informal Language)

English

Halo

Hello

Halo

Hello

Nyuwun sewu

Excuse me, sorry

 

 

Sugeng enjang

Good morning

Sugeng esuk

Good morning

Sugeng siang

Good afternoon

Sugeng awan

Good afternoon

Sugeng ndalu

(Sugeng dalu)

Good evening/night

Sugeng bengi

Good evening/night

Sugeng sonten

Good evening

Sugeng sore

Good evening

Kados pundi kabaripun?

(Kados pundi kabaripun?

How are you?

Piye kabare?

How are you?

Asmanipun sinten?

May I know your name?

Sopo jenengmu?

What is your name?

Kulonuwun

(greeting before you enter the house)

Kulonuwun

(greeting before you enter the house)

Kula Badhe nyuwun pirsa

(Kulo Bade nyuwun perso)

May I ask?

Aku isa takon?

(Aku iso takon?)

Can I ask?

Matur suwun, sampun dipun paringi pirsa

(Matur suwun, sampun dipun parengi perso)

Thank you for the help/ Thank you for the welcome!

Suwun, sampiyan wes bantu

(Suwun, sampeyan wes bantu)

Thank you for the help!

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Each provinces must have their own languages, however for Central Java, Special Region of Yogyakarta, and East Java provinces, the people speak the language called Javanese Language.

Javanese language was born in 804 AD, make it as the fourth most spoken classical language in the world. The Javanese Language also relates to the Unggah-Ungguh or we said it in Indonesia Tata Krama (manners).

After learning about How to Say Good Afternoon, Learn How to Say Good Evening, and How to Say Goodnight in Indonesian, we finally arrived at another  Indonesian Greeting Etiquette and Manners, which is how to say ‘Good Morning’ Greetings in Indonesia.

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