Language Primer: Javanese

Our correspondent, upon learning a little about how to communicate in Central and East Java, shares a related linguistic guide.


The archipelago by which all other archipelagoes are measured, on account of the convergence of innumerable islands, cultures, languages, folklore, traditions. A nation of staggering depth, and one that could take lifetimes to unravel.

Language Primer: Madurese

Our correspondent steps onto Madura and, vernacular guide in tow, senses the rest of Indonesia withdrawing everso slightly.