Krama Inggil

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Krama Inggil manners are of the Javanese language that is polite when in use in daily conversation,[1] especially with older people. As for opponents of this language manner is "Boso Ngoko"[2][3] in the opposite sense with this language.[4] Nowadays this language is rarely used by residents of Java, especially because they think out of date. Some examples of this language is the word meaning head sirrah, "sampean" meaning you, and much more.

Example and comparison[edit]

  • Ngoko: Aku arep mangan. ("I want to eat.")
  • Madyå: Kula ajeng nedha.
  • Krama:
    • (Neutral) Kula badhé nadhi.
    • (Humble) Dalem badhé nedhi.


  1. ^ Stuart O. Robson. "Speaking to God In Javanese". Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Seasite". Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Guide Card". Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  4. ^ Wolff, John U.; Soepomo Poedjosoedarmo (1982). Communicative Codes in Central Java. Cornell Southeast Asia Program. p. 4. ISBN 0-87727-116-X.