Sundanese is a Polynesian language spoken by about 27 million people on the
Greater Sunda island and the western third of Java in Indonesia. It is also the
third most-spoken language in Indonesia.
Sundanese is used as a medium of instruction in elementary and junior high
Sundanese script (Aksara Sunda)
Sundanese is normally written with the Latin alphabet, however the Sundanese
script is still used to some extent. The Sundanese script developed from the
Old Sundanese script (Aksara Sunda Kuna), which was used between the 14th
and 18th centuries, and was standardized during the 1990s. Sundanese has also
been written with a version of the Arabic script.
Type of writing syste: syllabic alphabet in which each consonant has an inherent
vowel [ɑ]. Other vowels are indicated by separate letter or by diacritics.
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
Vowels (Aksara Swara) and Diacritics (Rarangkén)
Consonants (Aksara Ngalagena)
Sample text in Sundanese
Sakumna jalma gubrag ka alam dunya teh sifatna merdika jeung boga
martabat katut hak-hak anu sarua. Maranehna dibere akal jeung hate nurani,
campur-gaul jeung sasamana aya dina sumanget duduluran.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)