Madurese love poem
Bayanganna empian e kaca
Neka puisi bule se paling begus
Tapi, empian elang cek cepetta
Neka bule terkahir ngocak, "Bule seneng ka empian"
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A variation of my little love poem into madurese (Madhura), the language of Madura (Madoera) island in Indonesia. Madurese is a Malayo-Sumbawan language spoken by 13 million people. It is the fourth language of Indonesia. It can be written with different alphabets, here it is in Latin letters. Madura is quoted from the 14th century, by the poet Mpu Prapanca in his poem the Nagarakertagama.
Madurese is the fourth most spoken language in Indonesia (after Indonesian, Javanese and Sundanese). In addition to the island of Madura, there are speakers of Madurese on the Kangean Archipelago, Bawean and Sapudi Islands and North East Java. The two dialect groups Maduran and Kangean are themselves divided into subgroups West and East. It is the sumenep dialect of the East subgroup of the maduran group, which is the standard. The Madurese has links with Sundanese, Sasak, Balinese and Javanese, but its true proximity is with Malay. Just as the Javanese to whom it has surely borrowed, the Madurais has forms to indicate the social relations
After being written with a script derived from the one used for the Javanese (hanacaraka) from the pallava (originally from southern India, today it is the Latin letters that have been adopted.