Osing dialect

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Region Java, Indonesia
Native speakers
300,000  (2000 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 osi

The Osing language (Indonesian:Bahasa Osing), locally known as the language of Banyuwangi, is the language of the Osing people of East Java, Indonesia.

Some Osing words have the infix /-y-/ 'ngumbyah', 'kidyang', which are pronounced /ngumbah/ and /kidang/ in standard Javanese, respectively.[2]

Divergent Osing vocabulary includes:[2]

  • hing 'not' (standard Javanese: ora)
  • paran 'what' (standard Javanese: piye)