Cirebonese

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Cirebonese
Urang Cirebon
Wong Cherbon
Tahu Gejrot Cirebon vendor.jpg
A Cirebonese Tahu gejrot vendor.
Total population
circa 1.9 million (2000 census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
West Java
Languages
Cirebonese, Sundanese, Indonesian
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups
Sundanese people
Javanese people (especially Banyumasan people)

The Cirebonese are an ethnic group centered on the city of Cirebon in the northern part of the island of Java in Indonesia. Numbering approximately 1.9 million, the Cirebonese are Muslim. The language spoken by the Cirebonese is a mixture of Javanese and Sundanese, with a heavier influence from Javanese. Generally Cirebonese can be considered as an Independent language outside Javanese and Sundanese.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 2003. 

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