Welcome to the most linguistically diverse region of the world: Southeast Asia! More specifically, Papua New Guinea has the most languages in the world, with more than 820, and Indonesia is in second place with more than 700. Most Indonesians speak Indonesian, the national language of the country, in addition to their native regional language. The most widely spoken native language in Indonesia is Javanese, followed by Sundanese.
Sundanese has around 42 million speakers, accounting for roughly 16% of Indonesia’s entire population. The language is spoken by the Sundanese ethnic group, which includes various subgroups: the Badui, the Bantenese, the Cirebonese, and the Priangan. Sundanese is divided into several dialects, the biggest of which is the Priangan dialect, which is taught in schools in the Sundanese-speaking area. Unfortunately, however, since Sundanese has little recognition on the world stage, finding translation services for the language can be a challenge. That’s why we at TranslationServices.com decided to put together our own Sundanese translation team.
Send us a message today requesting a free quote for our Sundanese translation services!
Why not learn more about Sundanese?
Sundanese is the majority native language in the western third of Java, the most populated island in the world. The Sundanese-speaking area covers Jakarta as well as the provinces of West Java, Banten, and southern Lampung, although Sundanese speakers share their territory with speakers of other languages as well. The language has been written in various scripts throughout history, but today, it’s generally written in the Latin script or the native Sundanese script, an abugida that primarily represents consonants marked with diacritics to indicate the vowel.
Sundanese, like most languages spoken in Indonesia, is from the Austronesian language family. Sundanese words have separate informal and formal forms, which in some cases may not resemble each other at all, despite having the same meaning. This system is pervasive, applying to verbs, pronouns, adverbs, and even pronouns. Some verbs also have separate forms depending on whether they apply to the speaker or others. Sundanese indicates plural nouns and verbs through infixes inserted in the middle of words, not prefixes or suffixes at the beginning or end. You’ll also find two distinct versions of “we” in Sundanese—one that includes the listener, and one that excludes the listener. This is common in Austronesian languages.
Our Sundanese translators are native speakers, so don’t worry about the complexity of the language. They can navigate the strict formality registers to translate your content seamlessly.
Translation services to and from Sundanese
We strive to provide high-quality, flexible translation services that you can rely on. With some clients requiring translation to Sundanese and others looking for translation from Sundanese, it’s important that we can deliver on all fronts—and we can. Our team can translate historical documents from Sundanese to English—regardless of the script they’re written in. We can also translate Sundanese literature, business materials, or anything else you need in English. If you want translation into Sundanese, our team stands ready to translate promotional business content, academic or educational materials, surveys and questionnaires, and creative content such as books, poems, games, websites, and apps. All our translation services come with our quality guarantee.
We’re waiting to hear from you with the details on your Sundanese translation project—so reach out anytime!