Learn Javanese

I would like to welcome you to the Javanese lessons. I'm here to help you learn Javanese, by going step by step. All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.

You can either choose a random lesson below or start with me lesson by lesson. If so, let's start with the alphabet.

You can either pick a lesson from the table above, or read more about this beautiful language.



Basa Jawa, bahasa Jawa


Java (Indonesia), Peninsular Malaysia, Suriname, New Caledonia


85 million

Official in:

Not an official language


Most speakers of Javanese also speak Indonesian for official and commercial purposes and to communicate with non-Javanese Indonesians.

Javanese is however not too dissimilar from neighboring languages such as Malay, Sundanese, Madurese, and Balinese.


Javanese Map

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