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The JAVANESE (_Ngoko_ Javanese : ꦮꦺꦴꦁꦗꦮ, _Madya_ Javanese : ꦠꦶꦪꦁꦗꦮꦶ, _Krama_ Javanese : ꦥꦿꦶꦪꦤ꧀ꦠꦸꦤ꧀ꦗꦮꦶ, _Ngoko_ Gêdrìk : WòNG JåWå, _Madya_ Gêdrìk : TIYANG JAWI, _Krama_ Gêdrìk : PRIYANTUN JAWI, Indonesian : _SUKU JAWA_) are an ethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Java
Java
. With approximately 100 million people (as of 2011 ), they form the largest ethnic group in Indonesia
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
Indonesia
, Malaysia
Malaysia
, Singapore
Singapore
, Suriname
Suriname
, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands
Netherlands
.

The JAVANESE ethnic group has many sub-groups, such as the Mataram , Cirebonese
Cirebonese
, Osing , Tenggerese , Samin , Naganese , Banyumasan , etc.

A majority of the Javanese people identify themselves as Muslims , with a minority identifying as Christians
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
Buddhist
culture, and this influence is still visible in Javanese history, culture, traditions, and art forms. With a sizeable global population, the Javanese are considered significant as they are the fourth largest ethnic group among Muslims , in the world, after the Arabs
Arabs
, Bengalis and Punjabis .

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Ancient Javanese kingdoms and empires * 1.2 Javanese sultanates * 1.3 Colonial Java
Java
* 1.4 Republic of Indonesia
Indonesia

* 2 Culture

* 2.1 Language * 2.2 Literature and philosophy * 2.3 Social structure * 2.4 Religion * 2.5 Calendar * 2.6 Architecture * 2.7 Cuisine * 2.8 Names

* 3 Occupations

* 3.1 Farming * 3.2 Blacksmith * 3.3 Batik Making * 3.4 Wood carving

* 4 Migrations * 5 Notable people * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 Sources * 9 Further reading

HISTORY

For other uses, see Javanese historical texts .

Like most Indonesian ethnic groups, including the Sundanese of West Java
Java
, the Javanese are of Austronesian origins whose ancestors are thought to have originated in Taiwan
Taiwan
, and migrated through the Philippines to reach Java
Java
between 1,500BC and 1,000BC.

ANCIENT JAVANESE KINGDOMS AND EMPIRES

Javanese adapted many aspects of Indian culture, such as the Ramayana
Ramayana
epic.

Hindu
Hindu
and Buddhist
Buddhist
influences arrived through trade contacts with the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
. Hindu
Hindu
and Buddhist
Buddhist
- traders and visitors, arrived in the 5th century. The Hindu, Buddhist
Buddhist
and Javanese faiths blended into a unique local philosophy.

The cradle of Javanese culture is commonly described as being in Kedu and Kewu Plain
Kewu Plain
in the fertile slopes of Mount Merapi
Mount Merapi
as the heart of the Medang i Bhumi Mataram kingdom . The earliest Sanjaya and Sailendra
Sailendra
dynasties had their power base there. :238–239

The centre of Javanese culture and politics was moved towards the eastern part of the island when Mpu Sindok (r. 929-947) moved the capital of the kingdoms eastward to the valleys of the Brantas River in the 10th century CE. The move was most likely caused by the volcanic eruption of Merapi and/or invasion from Srivijaya
Srivijaya
. :238–239

The major spread of Javanese influence occurred under King Kertanegara of Singhasari in the late 13th century. The expansionist king launched several major expeditions to Madura, Bali in 1284, Borneo and most importantly to Sumatra in 1275. Following the defeat of the Melayu Kingdom
Melayu Kingdom
, Singhasari
Singhasari
controlled trade in the Strait of Malacca .

Singhasari
Singhasari
dominance was cut short in 1292 by Kediri's rebellion under Jayakatwang , killing Kertanegara. However, Jayakatwang's reign as king of Java
Java
soon ended as he was defeated by Kertanegara's son-in-law, Raden Wijaya
Raden Wijaya
with the help of invading Mongol troops in March 1293.

Raden Wijaya
Raden Wijaya
would later establish Majapahit
Majapahit
near the delta of the Brantas River
Brantas River
in modern-day Mojokerto , East Java
Java
. Kertanegara policies were later continued by the Majapahits under King Hayam Wuruk and his minister Gajah Mada
Gajah Mada
.

Various kingdoms of Java
Java
were actively involved in the spice trade in the sea route of the Silk Road
Silk Road
. Although not major spice producers, these kingdoms were able to stockpile spice by trading for it with rice , of which Java
Java
was a major producer. Majapahit
Majapahit
is usually regarded as the greatest of these kingdoms. It was both an agrarian and a maritime power, combining wet-rice cultivation and foreign trade. The ruin of their capital can be found in Trowulan .

JAVANESE SULTANATES

Sultan Amangkurat II of Mataram (upper right) watching warlord Untung Surapati fighting Captain Tack of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). ca 1684 AD.

Islam
Islam
gained its foothold in port towns on Java's northern coast such as Gresik
Gresik
, Ampel Denta ( Surabaya
Surabaya
), Tuban, Demak and Kudus . The spread and proselytising of Islam
Islam
among the Javanese was traditionally credited to Wali Songo .

Java
Java
underwent major changes as Islam
Islam
spread. Following succession disputes and civil wars, Majapahit
Majapahit
power collapsed. After this collapse, its various dependencies and vassals broke free. The Sultanate of Demak became the new strongest power, gaining supremacy among city-states on the northern coast of Java. Aside from its power over Javanese city-states, it also gained overlordship of the ports of Jambi and Palembang in eastern Sumatra. Demak played a major role in opposing the newly arrived colonial power, the Portuguese . Demak twice attacked the Portuguese following their capture of Malacca . They also attacked the allied forces of the Portuguese and the Sunda Kingdom , establishing in the process the Sultanate of Banten .

Demak was succeeded by the Kingdom of Pajang and finally the Sultanate of Mataram . The centre of power moved from coastal Demak, to Pajang in Blora, and later further inland to Mataram lands in Kotagede , near present-day Yogyakarta . The Mataram Sultanate
Mataram Sultanate
reached its peak of power and influence during the reign of Sultan Agung Hanyokrokusumo between 1613 and 1645.

COLONIAL JAVA

In 1619 the Dutch established their trading headquarter in Batavia . Java
Java
slowly fell to the Dutch East India Company
Dutch East India Company
, which would also eventually control most of Maritime Southeast Asia . The internal intrigue and war of succession, in addition to Dutch interference, caused the Mataram Sultanate
Mataram Sultanate
to break up into Surakarta and Yogyakarta . The further separation of the Javanese realm was marked by the establishment of the Mangkunegaran and Pakualaman princedom. Although the real political power in those days actually lay with the colonial Dutch, the Javanese kings, in their keratons , still held prestige as the supposed power centre of the Javanese realm, especially in and around Surakarta and Yogyakarta.

Dutch rule was briefly interrupted by British rule in the early 19th century. While short, the British administration led by Stamford Raffles was significant, and included the re-discovery of Borobudur . Conflict with foreign rule was exemplified by the Java
Java
War between 1825 and 1830, and the leadership of Prince Diponegoro .

Like the rest of the Dutch East Indies , Java
Java
was captured by the Empire of Japan during World War II . With Japan's defeat, independence was proclaimed in the new Republic of Indonesia
Indonesia
.

REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

When the Indonesian independence was proclaimed on 17 August 1945, the last sovereign Javanese monarchies, represented by the Sri Sultan of Yogyakarta , the Sunanate of Surakarta and Prince of Mangkunegara declared that they would become part of the Republic of Indonesia.

Yogyakarta and Pakualam were later united to form the Yogyakarta Special Region. The Sri sultan became Governor of Yogyakarta, and the Prince of Pakualaman became vice-governor; both were responsible to the President of Indonesia. The Special Region of Yogyakarta was created after the war of independence ended and formalised on 3 August 1950. Surakarta was later absorbed as part of the Central Java province.

CULTURE

Main article: Javanese culture See also: Javanese dance and Javanisation Javanese cultural expressions, such as wayang and gamelan are often used to promote the excellence of Javanese culture.

The Javanese culture is one of the oldest civilisations and has flourished in Indonesia. It has gradually absorbed various elements and influences from other cultures, including native reverence for ancestral and natural spirits, Hindu
Hindu
and Buddhist
Buddhist
dharmic civilisation, Islamic values, and to a lesser extent, Christianity, Western philosophy and modern ideas. Nevertheless, Javanese culture — especially in the Javanese cultural heartland; those of highly polished aristocratic culture of the _keratons _ in Yogyakarta and Surakarta — demonstrates some specific traits, such as particular concern with elegance and refinement (Javanese: _alus_), subtlety, politeness, courtesy, indirectness, emotional restraint and consciousness to one's social stature. Javanese culture values harmony and social order highly, and abhors direct conflicts and disagreements. These Javanese values are often promoted through Javanese cultural expressions, such as Javanese dance , gamelan , wayang and batik . It is also reinforced through adherence to Javanese _adat_ (traditional rules) in ceremonies, such as _ Slametan , Satu Suro _, Javanese weddings and _ Naloni Mitoni _.

However, the culture of _pesisiran_ of Javanese north coast and in Eastern Java
Java
demonstrates some slightly different traits. They tend to be more open to new and foreign ideas, more egalitarian, and less conscious of one's social stature. Some of these northern settlements — such as Demak, Kudus, Tuban, Gresik
Gresik
and Ampel in Surabaya
Surabaya
— have become more overtly Islamic, traditionally because these port towns are among the earliest places that Islamic teachings gained foothold in Java. Gamelan is one of Javanese cultural expression that demonstrate refinement.

Javanese culture is traditionally centred in the Central Java
Java
, Yogyakarta and East Java
Java
provinces of Indonesia. Due to various migrations, it can also be found in other parts of the world, such as Suriname
Suriname
(where 15% of the population are of Javanese descent), the broader Indonesian archipelago region, Cape Malay , Malaysia
Malaysia
, Singapore
Singapore
, Netherlands
Netherlands
and other countries. The migrants bring with them various aspect of Javanese cultures such as Gamelan music, traditional dances and the art of Wayang kulit shadow play. The migration of Javanese people westward has created a coastal Javanese culture in West Java
Java
distinct from the inland Sundanese culture .

LANGUAGE

Main article: Javanese language
Javanese language
See also: Javanese script
Javanese script
and Javanese (Unicode block) Javanese alphabet .

Javanese is a member of the Austronesian family of languages and is closely related to, but distinct from, other languages of Indonesia
Indonesia
. It is notable for its great number of nearly ubiquitous Sanskrit loans, found especially in literary Javanese. This is due to the long history of Hindu
Hindu
and Buddhist
Buddhist
influences in Java.

Most Javanese in Indonesia
Indonesia
are bilingual , being fluent in Indonesian and Javanese. In a public poll held circa -1990, approximately 12% of Javanese used Indonesian , around 18% used both Javanese and Indonesian, and the rest used Javanese exclusively.

The Javanese language
Javanese language
was formerly written with a script descended from the Brahmi script , natively known as _Hanacaraka_ or _Carakan_. Upon Indonesian independence it was replaced with a form of the Latin alphabet .

While Javanese was not made an official language of Indonesia, it has the status of 'regional language' for communication in the Javanese-majority regions. The language also can be viewed as an 'ethnic language' because it is one of the defining characteristics of the Javanese ethnic identity.

LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY

Main articles: Javanese literature and Javanese poetry

Javanese intellectuals, writers, poets and men of letters are known for their ability to formulate ideas and creating idioms for high cultural purpose, through stringing words to express a deeper philosophical meanings. Several philosophical idioms sprung from Javanese classical literature, Javanese historical texts and oral traditions, and have spread into several media and promoted as popular mottos . For example, _" Bhinneka Tunggal Ika "_, used as the national motto of the Republic of Indonesia
Indonesia
, _"Gemah Ripah Loh Jinawi, Toto Tentrem Kerto Raharjo"_, _"Jer Basuki Mawa Bea"_, _"Rawe-Rawe rantas, Malang-Malang putung"_ and _" Tut Wuri Handayani "_.

SOCIAL STRUCTURE

_ Javanese priyayi_ (aristocrat) and servants, c. 1865.

The American anthropologist Clifford Geertz divided in the 1960s the Javanese community into three _aliran_ or "streams": santri , abangan and priyayi . According to him, the Santri followed an orthodox interpretation Islam
Islam
, the abangan followed a syncretic form of Islam that mixed Hindu
Hindu
and animist elements (often termed _ Kejawen _), and the priyayi were the nobility.

The Geertz opinion is often opposed today because he mixed the social groups with belief groups. It was also difficult to apply this social categorisation in classing outsiders, for example other non-indigenous Indonesians such as persons of Arab , Chinese and Indian descent.

Social stratification is much less rigid in northern coast area.

RELIGION

See also: Religion in Indonesia
Indonesia

DISTRIBUTION OF RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION, 2000

Muslims   95.38%

Christians   1.7%

Hindus   1.50%

Buddhists   1.22%

Others   0%

Javanese population = 95,217,022

Main articles: Kebatinan and Javanese sacred places

Today, most Javanese follow a moderate form of Islam
Islam
as their religion, while only 5-10 percent of Javanese follow orthodox Islamic traditions. Orthodox Muslims are most common in the northern coast bordering the Java
Java
Sea , where Islam
Islam
was first brought to the island. Islam
Islam
first came in contact with Java
Java
during the Majapahit
Majapahit
period, when they traded or made tributary relations with various states like Perlak and Samudra Pasai in modern-day Aceh .

A minority of Javanese also follow Christianity ( Protestantism
Protestantism
and Catholicism ), which are concentrated in Central Java
Java
(particularly Surakarta , Magelang and Yogyakarta for Catholicism). Native Christian churches such as the Gereja Kristen Jawa also exist. On a smaller scale, Buddhism
Buddhism
and Hinduism
Hinduism
are also found in the Javanese community. The Javanese of the Tengger tribe continue to practice Javanese-Hindu today, and live in villages on the slope of Mount Bromo .

_Kebatinan_, also called _Kejawen_, _Agama Jawa_ and _Kepercayaan _ is a Javanese religious tradition, consisting of an amalgam of animistic , Hindu
Hindu
- Buddhist
Buddhist
, and Islamic , especially Sufi , beliefs and practices. It is rooted in Javanese history and religiosity, syncretising aspects of different religions.

CALENDAR

Main article: Javanese calendar

The Javanese calendar is used by the Javanese people concurrently with two other calendars, the Gregorian calendar and the Islamic calendar . The Gregorian calendar is the official calendar of Indonesia, while the Islamic calendar is used by Muslims and Indonesian government for religious worship and deciding relevant Islamic holidays . The Javanese calendar is presently used mostly for cultural events (such as Siji Surå ). The Javanese calendar system is currently a lunar calendar adopted by Sultan Agung in 1633, based on the Islamic calendar. Previously, Javanese people used a solar system based on the Hindu
Hindu
calendar .

Unlike many other calendars, the Javanese calendar uses a 5-day week known as the _Pasaran _ cycle. This is still in use today and is superimposed with 7-day week of the Gregorian calendar and Islamic calendar to become what is known as the 35-day Wetonan cycle .

ARCHITECTURE

Main article: Architecture of Indonesia
Indonesia
Traditional Javanese house.

Throughout their long history, the Javanese have produced many important buildings, ranging from Hindu
Hindu
monuments, Buddhist
Buddhist
stupa , mortuary temples, palace complexes, and mosques.

Two important religious monuments are the Hindu
Hindu
temple of Prambanan and the Buddhist
Buddhist
temple of Borobudur . Both of them are 9th century temples and UNESCO World Heritage Sites . Both are located near Yogyakarta in the slope of Mount Merapi.

Meanwhile, examples of secular buildings can be seen in the ruins of the former capital city of the Majapahit
Majapahit
Kingdom (14th to 16th century AD) in Trowulan , East Java
Java
. The complex covers an area of 11 km x 9 km. It consists of various brick buildings, a canal ranging from 20 to 40 meters wide, purification pools, temples and iconic split gates. The capital complex is currently being considered as a candidate for becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site .

Traditional Javanese buildings can be identified by their trapezoid shaped roofs supported by wooden pillars. Another common feature in Javanese buildings are _pendopo _, pavilions with open-sides and four large pillars. The pillars and other parts of the buildings can be richly carved . This architecture style can be found at _kraton _, or palaces, of the Sultanates of Yogyakarta (palaces of Hamengkubuwono and Pakualaman ) and Surakarta (palaces of Pakubuwono and Mangkunegaran ).

Traditional mosques in Java
Java
maintain a distinctive Javanese style. The _pendopo_ model is used as the main feature of mosques as prayer halls. A trapezoidal roof is used instead of the more typically Muslim dome . These roofs are often multi-tiered and tiled. In addition to not using domes, traditional Javanese mosques also often lack minarets . The split gate from earlier Hindu- Buddhist
Buddhist
period is still used in many mosques and public buildings in Java.

Some notable examples of mosques using traditional Javanese architecture include the Agung Demak Mosque , the Menara Kudus Mosque and the Grand Mosque of Banten . The Kudus Mosque is also of note because it incorporates Hindu-style stone architecture.

CUISINE

Main article: Javanese cuisine _ Example of Javanese cuisine. Clockwise: fried tempeh , mlinjo _ crackers , gudeg with rice wrapped in teak leaf, green chili sambal and sliced lime .

Javanese cuisine and culture place an important role in rice , which is a staple food on the island. Among the Javanese it is considered not to be a meal if a person hasn't eaten rice yet. It is also important part of identity that differentiate Javanese with foreigners that eat bread (the Europeans) and resident of other island who eat sago (for example Moluccans
Moluccans
). Rice
Rice
is also symbol of development and prosperity, while cassava and tuber is associated with poverty.

Javanese cuisine varies by region. Eastern Javanese cuisine has a preference for more salty and hot foods, while the Central Javanese prefer sweeter foods.

A famous food in Javanese cuisine is _ Rujak Cingur_ , marinated cow lips and noses served with vegetable, shrimp prawn and peanut sauce with chili . Rojak Cingur is considered a traditional food in Surabaya in East Java
Java
.

_ Gudeg _ is a traditional food from Yogyakarta and Central Java which is made from young Nangka (jack fruit ) boiled for several hours with palm sugar , and coconut milk .

_ Pecel _, a type of peanut sauce with chili is a common ingredient in Javanese cuisine. It is used in various types of Rujak and Gado-gado . It can also be used as stand-alone sauce with rice, prawns, eggs and vegetables as _Nasi Pecel_ ( Pecel rice).

_ Tumpeng _, is a rice served in the shape of a conical volcano , usually with rice coloured yellow using turmeric . It is an important part of many ceremonies in Java. Tumpeng is served at landmark events such as birthdays, moving house, or other ceremonies. Traditionally, Tumpeng is served alongside fried chicken, boiled egg, vegetables, and goat meat on a round plate made from bamboo called _besek_.

A notable food in Java
Java
is _tempeh _, a meat substitute made from soy bean fermented with mould . It is a staple source of protein in Java and popular around the world as a meat substitute for vegetarians .

NAMES

Main article: Javanese names

Javanese do not usually have family names or surnames, with only a single name. Javanese names may come from traditional Javanese languages, many of which are derived from Sanskrit . Names with the prefix _Su-_, which means _good_, are very popular. After the advent of Islam, many Javanese began to use Arabic names, especially coast populations, where Islamic influences are stronger. Commoners usually only have one-word names, while nobilities use two-or-more-word names, but rarely a surname. Some people use a patronymic . Due to the influence of other cultures, many people started using names from other languages, mainly European languages . Christian Javanese usually use Latin baptism names followed by a traditional Javanese name.

OCCUPATIONS

In Indonesia, Javanese people can be found in all occupations, especially in the government and the military.

FARMING

Traditionally, most Javanese people are farmers. Farming is especially common because of the fertile volcanic soil in Java. The most important agricultural commodity is rice. In 1997, it was estimated that Java
Java
produced 55% of Indonesia's total output of the crop. Most farmers work in small-scale rice fields, with around 42% of farmers working and cultivating less than 0.5 hectares of land. In region where soil is less fertile of where rainy season is short, other staple crops is cultivated, such as cassava .

BLACKSMITH

_ A decorative kris with a figure of Semar as the handle. The bilah_ has thirteen _luk_.

Blacksmiths are traditionally valued. Some blacksmiths fast and meditate to reach perfection. Javanese blacksmiths create a range of tools and farming equipment, and also cultural items such as gamelan instruments and kris . The Majapahit
Majapahit
used fire-arms and cannonade as a feature of warfare. The Javanese bronze breech-loaded swivel-gun, or _meriam_, was used ubiquitously by the Majapahit
Majapahit
navy, pirates, and rival lords. The demise of the Majapahit
Majapahit
empire also caused the flight of disaffected skilled bronze cannon-smiths to Brunei , modern Sumatra and Malaysia
Malaysia
, and the Philippines . This led to near universal use of the swivel-gun, especially on trade vessels to protect against pirates, in the Makassar Strait .

Kris knives are important items, with many heirloom kris holding significant historical value. The design of the kris is to tear apart an opponent's abdomen, making the injury more severe.

Kota Gede is famous for its silverworks and silver handicrafts.

BATIK MAKING

Batiks are traditionally made by women as a pastime, but some town and villages have specialised in making Batik, such as Pekalongan, Kauman, Kampung Taman and Laweyan.

WOOD CARVING

The Javanese art of wood carving is traditionally applied to various cultural attributes such as statues, (wayang-)dolls, and masks.

MIGRATIONS

The Javanese were probably involved in the Austronesian migration to Madagascar in the first centuries C.E. While the culture of the migration is most closely related with the Ma\'anyan people of Borneo, a portion of the Malagasy language is derived from loanwords from the Javanese language
Javanese language
.

Since the Hindu
Hindu
kingdom period, Javanese merchants settled at many places in the Indonesian archipelago. :247 In the late 15th century, following the collapse of Majapahit
Majapahit
and the rise of Muslim principalities on the northern coast of Java, many Hindu
Hindu
nobilities, artisans and courtiers migrated to Bali , where they would contribute to the refined culture of Bali. Others who refused to convert to Islam retreated to Tengger mountain , retaining their Hindu
Hindu
religion and becoming the Tenggerese people .

In the conflicts during the transitions of power between the Demak , the Pajang and the Mataram in the late 16th century, some Javanese migrated to Palembang in southern Sumatra . There they established a sultanate and formed a mix of Malay and Javanese culture. Palembang language is a dialect of Malay language
Malay language
with heavy influence of Javanese.

During the reign of Sultan Agung (1613–1645), some Javanese began to establish settlements in coastal West Java
Java
around Cirebon , Indramayu and Karawang . These Javanese settlements were originally commissioned by Sultan Agung as rice farming villages to support the Javanese troop logistics on his military campaign against Dutch Batavia.

The Javanese were also present in Peninsular Malaya since early times. The Link between Java
Java
and Malacca was important during spread of Islam
Islam
in Indonesia, when religious missionaries were sent from Malacca to seaports on the northern coast of Java. Large migrations to the Malay Peninsula occurred during the colonial period, mostly from Central Java
Java
to British Malaya . Migration also took place from 1880 to 1930 from other parts of Java
Java
with a secondary migration Javanese from Sumatra. Those migrations were to seek a new life away from the Dutch colonists who ruled Indonesia
Indonesia
at that time. Today these people live throughout Peninsular Malaysia
Malaysia
and are mainly concentrated in parts of Johor , Perak and Selangor and cities such as Kuala Lumpur . Today, the Javanese in Malaysia
Malaysia
are included in Malay race along with other native Indonesian ethnics, it is estimated 40% of all Malays in Malaysia
Malaysia
at least has some Javanese ancestry.

In Singapore, approximately 50-60% of its Malay population have some degree of Javanese ancestry. Most of them have identified themselves as Malays, rather than Javanese.

Javanese merchants were also present in the Maluku Islands as part of the spice trade. Following the Islamisation of Java, they spread Islam in the islands, with Ternate being a Muslim
Muslim
sultanate circa 1484. Javanese merchants also converted coastal cities in Borneo to Islam. The Javanese thus played an important part in transmitting Islam
Islam
from the western part to the eastern part of the Archipelago with trade based from northern coast of Java. Javanese migrant workers in Suriname, circa 1940.

New migration patterns emerged during colonial periods. During the rise of VOC power starting in the 17th century, many Javanese were exiled, enslaved or hired as mercenaries for the Dutch colonies of Ceylon in South Asia and the Cape colony in South Africa . These included princes and nobility who lost their dispute with the Company and were exiled along with their retinues. These, along with exiles from other ethnicities like Bugis and Malay became the Sri Lankan Malay and Cape Malay ethnic groups respectively. Other political prisoners were transported to closer places. Prince Diponegoro and his followers were transported to North Sulawesi , following his defeat in Java
Java
War in the early 19th century. Their descendants are well known as Jaton (abbreviation of "Jawa Tondano"/Tondano Javanese).

Major migrations started during the Dutch colonial period under Transmigration programs . The Dutch needed many labourers for their plantations and moved many Javanese under the program as contract workers, mostly to other parts of the colony in Sumatra. They also sent Javanese workers to Suriname
Suriname
in South America. Today approximately 15% of the Suriname
Suriname
population is of Javanese ancestry.

The Transmigration program that was created by the Dutch continued following independence. A significant Javanese population can be found in the Jabodetabek (Greater Jakarta ) area, Lampung , South Sumatra and Jambi provinces. Several _paguyuban_ (traditional community organisation) were formed by these Javanese immigrants, such as "Pujakesuma" (abbreviation of Indonesian: _Putra Jawa Kelahiran Sumateran_ or Sumatra-born Javanese).

NOTABLE PEOPLE

Main article: List of Javanese people

SEE ALSO

* Indonesia
Indonesia
portal

* Javanese cuisine * Javanese literature * Javanese Kshatriya * Javanese Surinamese * Javanese Malaysian * Javanisation

REFERENCES

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Indonesia
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* Kuncaraningrat Raden Mas; Southeast Asian Studies Program (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) (1985), _Javanese culture_, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-582542-8

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Ethnic groups in Indonesia
Indonesia
by region

INDONESIANS

SUMATRA

* Acehnese

* Batak

* Angkola * Karo * Mandailing * Pakpak * Simalungun * Toba * Alas * Kluet * Singkil

* Gayo * Kubu * Lampung

* Malay

* Batin

* Mentawai ( Sakuddei )

* Minangkabau

* Aneuk Jamee * Sakai

* Nias * Rejangese

* Seafarers

* Orang laut * Orang Kuala

* Simeulue

JAVA

* Betawi * Cirebonese
Cirebonese

* Javanese

* Banyumasan * Osing * Tenggerese

* Madurese

* Sundanese

* Baduy * Bantenese

KALIMANTAN

* Banjarese

* Dayak

* Apo Duat

* Kelabit * Lun Bawang

* Apo Kayan

* Bahau * Kayan

* Kenyah

* Uma Baka\'

* Bidayuh

* Kendayan * Selako

* Iban

* Mualang

* Murut

* Tidung

* Ot Danum

* Dusun

* Kwijau

* Lawangan * Ma\'anyan

* Ngaju

* Bakumpai * Meratus

* Punan Bah

* Bukitan * Krio

* Malay

* Berau

* Seafarers

* Bajau * Suluk

SULAWESI

* Buginese * Butonese * Bonerate * Gorontaloan * Lindu * Makassarese * Mandarese * Minahasan * Mongondow * Muna * Pamona * Sangirese * Tau Taa Wana * Toraja

PAPUA

* Melanesians
Melanesians

* Papuan

* Amungme * Asmat * Bauzi * Dani * Ekari * Fayu * Kombai * Korowai * Lani * Marind * Mek * Moni * Sawi * Wolani * Yali

LESSER SUNDA ISLANDS

* Abui * Atoni * Bali Aga * Balinese * Bunak * Kemak * Lamaholot * Manggarai * Nage
Nage
* Sasak * Savu * Sika * Sumba * Sumbawa

MALUKU ISLANDS

* Moluccans
Moluccans

* Alfur

* Alune * Manusela * Nuaulu

* Ambelau * Ambonese * Buru * Kayeli * Lisela * Togutil * Wemale

NON-INDIGENOUS

* African * Arab

* Chinese

* Benteng * Peranakan

* Eurasian

* Indo

* Filipino

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Malaysia
by region

MALAYSIANS

NATIONWIDE

* Malay (list ) * Chinese (list )

* Indian (list )

* Tamil

* Native Indonesian

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Peninsular Malaysia
Malaysia

MALAYS

* Johorean Malay * Kedahan Malay * Kelantanese Malay * Malaccan Malay * Negeri Sembilanese Malay * Perakian Malay * Pahang Malay * Selangorian Malay * Terengganuan Malay

ORANG ASLI

PROTO-MALAY

* Jakun * Orang Kanaq

* Orang Laut

* Orang Kuala * Orang Seletar

* Semelai * Temoq * Temuan

SEMANG

* Batek * Lanoh * Jahai * Kensiu * Kintaq * Mos

SENOI

* Semai * Mah Meri * Cheq Wong * Temiar * Jah Hut * Semaq Beri

CHINESE

* Peranakan * Hokkien * Cantonese * Hakka * Hainanese * Teochew * Penangite Chinese

INDIAN

* Gujrati * Penangite Indian * Punjabi * Malayali

* Tamil

* Chitty

* Telugu

OTHERS

* Acehnese * Cham * Jawi Peranakan * Javanese Malaysian * Kristang * Malaysian Siamese * Mandailing * Pashto * Rawa * Sri Lankan

SARAWAK

MALAYS

* Bruneian Malay * Kedayan * Sarawakian Malay

DAYAK

* Bidayuh * Bukitan * Iban * Selako

ORANG ULU

* Kayan * Kelabit * Kenyah * Lun Bawang * Penan * Punan * Ukit

OTHERS

* Bisaya * Melanau

SABAH

MALAYS

* Bruneian Malay * Kedayan * Cocos Malays

KADAZAN-DUSUN

* Dumpas * Dusun * Ida\'an * Kadazan * Kwijau * Lotud * Mangka\'ak * Maragang * Minokok * Orang Sungai * Rumanau * Rungus * Tambanuo

OTHERS

* Bajau * Bisaya * Illanun * Lun Bawang * Murut * Suluk * Tidong

Foreign ethnicities /expatriates

* African * Arab (Hadhrami ) * Bangladeshi * Burmese (Rohingya ) * China/ Taiwan
Taiwan
Chinese * East Timorese * Filipino ( Zamboangans ) * India Indian * Indonesian * Iranian * Japanese * Jewish (former) * Korean * Nepali * Pakistani * Vietnamese

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Ethnic and national groups in Singapore
Singapore

SINGAPOREANS

MAJOR GROUPS

* Chinese * Malays * Indians

MINOR GROUPS

* Arabs
Arabs
* Armenians * Banjarese * Buginese * Chitty * Eurasians * Javanese * Jawi Peranakan * Jews * Minangkabau * Orang Seletar * Peranakan / Straits-Born Chinese * Sri Lankans

FOREIGN/EXPATRIATE GROUPS

* Australians * Filipinos * Japanese * Koreans * Nepalis * Pakistanis

RELATED TOPICS

* Demographics of Singapore
Singapore
* Immigrant workers in Singapore
Singapore
* Race in Singapore
Singapore

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Ancestry and ethnicity in Suriname
Suriname

INDIGENOUS

* Arawak

* Lokono

* Carib

* Akurio * Kali\'na * Sikiana * Tiriyó * Wayana

* Warao

NON-INDIGENOUS

* African

* Maroons

* Kwinti * Ndyuka * Paramaccan * Saramaka

* Brazilian * Chinese * Dutch * Indian * Javanese * Jewish * Lebanese * Portuguese

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