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Osing language

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Native toIndonesia
RegionEast Java, Indonesia
EthnicityOsing people
Native speakers
300,000 (2000 census)[1]
Javanese script and Latin
Pegon script (historical)
Language codes
ISO 639-3osi
An Osing speaker, recorded in Indonesia which still mixed with Indonesian language.

The Osing language (Osing: Basa Using; 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]

  • osing/sing 'not' (standard Javanese: ora)
  • paran 'what' (standard Javanese: åpå Paran in standard Javanese mean existing)
  • kadhung 'if" (standard Javanese:yèn,lèk,nèk, dhonge)
  • kelendhi 'how' (standard Javanese:kepiyè,piyè)
  • maning 'again' (standard Javanese:manèh,the Banyumasan dialect and some Gresik of Javanese also uses 'maning')
  • isun 'I/me' (standard Javanese:aku, Kedu and Gresik sometimes also uses 'isun')
  • rikå 'you' (standard Javanese:kowè,the Banyumasan dialect also uses "rikå")
  • ring/nong 'in/at/on' (standard Javanese:ning,nang, Malang also uses 'nong' , the Balinese language and Old Javanese also uses "ring")
  • masiyå/ambèknå 'even if'/'although' (standard Javanese:senadyan,senajan,najan, the Arekan dialect of Javanese also uses 'masiyå' / ambekna )


  1. ^ Osing at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Projects > Javanese Dialectology > Osing Dialect". Jakarta Field Station. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.

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