Osing language

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RegionJava, Indonesia
Native speakers
300,000 (2000 census)[1]
Javanese script
Pegon script
Language codes
ISO 639-3osi

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.[3]

Divergent Osing vocabulary includes:[3]

  • sing 'not' (standard Javanese: ora)
  • paran 'what' (standard Javanese: åpå)
  • kadhung 'if" (standard Javanese:yèn,lèk,nèk)
  • kelendhi 'how' (standard Javanese:kepiyè,piyè)
  • maning 'again' (standard Javanese:manèh,the Banyumasan dialect of Javanese also uses 'maning')
  • isun 'I/me' (standard Javanese:aku)
  • rikå 'you' (standard Javanese:kowè,the Banyumasan dialect also uses "rikå")
  • ring/nong 'in/at/on' (standard Javanese:ning,nang,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')


  1. ^ Osing at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Osing". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  3. ^ a b "Projects > Javanese Dialectology > Osing Dialect". Jakarta Field Station. Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2011-05-14.

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