Where on earth do they speak Javanese?

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Language: Javanese
Number of speakers: 84300000
Language code: jav
Alternate names: Djawa, Javanese, Jawa
Where spoken: Indonesia

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  • Language classification: Austronesian, Malayo-Polynesian, Javanese
  • Dialects: Banten, Cheribon, Cirebon, Indramayu, Jawa Halus, Malang-Pasuruan, Manuk, Pasisir, Sawlaw, Solo, Surabaya, Tegal, Tembung, Tjirebon
  • Also spoken in: Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, United States
  • Region: Central Java Province, east third of west Java island, southwest half of east Java, including Banyumas, Cilacap, and Purbalingga regencies. Resettlements in Papua, Sulawesi, Maluku, Kalimantan, and Sumatra. Also in Malaysia, Netherlands, Singapore, United States.