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You might think that the native language of most Indonesians is Indonesian, but in fact, you’d be wrong. Indeed, Indonesian is the most spoken language in the archipelagic nation, but only because it’s learned as a second language by most Indonesians to communicate with those from other regions. In truth, Indonesia has more than 700 indigenous languages, placing it as the second country globally for number of languages, and most Indonesians speak one of these other languages as their first. For half a million Indonesians, Tenggerese is their native language.

Tenggerese is a unique language because it’s often considered to be a dialect of Javanese, the biggest native language in Indonesia, with some 82 million native speakers. While Tenggerese pales in comparison to the number of speakers that Javanese boasts, it remains an important language because it conserves a lot of old vocabulary that modern Javanese has long since discarded. Translation services specifically dedicated to Tenggerese are rare, so we at would like to present our own new Tenggerese translation team.

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Tenggerese: a relic of the Old Javanese language

In the heart of East Java, you’ll find the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, whose mountain range is home to the Tenggerese people. Tenggerese speakers populate the regencies of Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Malang, and Lumajang, where they live among speakers of Javanese and Madurese but maintain vigorous usage of their native Tenggerese. The language, written in both the Latin alphabet and the native Javanese script, belongs to the Austronesian family, like most other languages in Indonesia.

Tenggerese is closely related to Javanese, so naturally, its vocabulary and grammar exhibit significant similarities to the linguistic giant. But some linguists regard Tenggerese not as a dialect of modern Javanese but as a descendant of Kawi, or Old Javanese, which would make it a sister language of Javanese. One language it’s certainly not related to is English—indeed, the stark differences between Tenggerese and English can render translation between the two quite tricky. In Tenggerese, men and women have a different word for “I” (reang for men and isun for women), and there are multiple words for “you” depending on the age of the addressee—sira is used when talking to people younger or the same age as you, while rika is reserved for those older than you. To make sure all these nuances are handled appropriately, you need to work with an experienced, native-speaking Tenggerese translator—and that’s what our team consists of.

Our Tenggerese translators are well suited for any Tenggerese translation job.

Whether they hail from Pasuruan, Probolinggo, Malang, Lumajang, or somewhere else in East Java, what all our Tenggerese translators have in common is experience and skill in Tenggerese translation and a deep appreciation for their native language. Unlike Javanese translators, they understand all the ways their language differs from Javanese, and they’re eager to help clients translate both to and from Tenggerese, breaking down language barriers and helping support their mother tongue.

Our Tenggerese team is diverse, with some of our translators specializing in academic translation, others in business translation, and yet others in literary translation or localization. That means that we can cater our translation services to your individual needs, whether you’re working on a research project, educational materials, business documents, marketing collateral, a literary masterpiece, or digital media. We cover a wide range of disciplines, fields, and industries, so you don’t have to worry about technical jargon—if you need a Tenggerese translator who’s an expert in your field, just tell us, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

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