Definitions for javaneseˌdʒæv əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌdʒɑ və-
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a native or inhabitant of Java
the Indonesian language spoken on Java
of or relating to or characteristic of Java or its inhabitants or its language
"Javanese temples"; "Javanese dialects"
A person belonging to the native Malayan people of the island of Java.
A domestic cat breed.
A cat of this breed.
A language spoken in Java.
of or pertaining to Java, or to the people of Java
a native or natives of Java
The Javanese are an ethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Java. With approximately 100 million people, they form the largest ethnic group in Indonesia. They are predominantly located in the central to eastern parts of the island. There are also significant numbers of people of Javanese descent in most Provinces of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Suriname, South Africa and the Netherlands. The Javanese ethnic group has many sub-groups, such as the Mataram, Cirebonese, Osing, Tenggerese, Boyanese, Samin, Naganese, Banyumasan, etc. A majority of the Javanese people identify themselves as Muslims, with a minority identifying as Christians and Hindus. However, Javanese civilization has been influenced by more than a millennium of interactions between the native animism Kejawen and the Indian Hindu—Buddhist culture, and this influence is still visible in Javanese history, culture, traditions and art forms.
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