Language Data

  • Alternate names: Basa Mathura, Madhura, Madurese; Also, in Singapore: Madhura, Madurese
  • Dialects: Babean, Bangkalan, Bangkalon, Bawean, Bhebien, Boyanese, Pamekasan, Pamekesan, Sampang, Sapudi, Sumenep
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1994)
    • Portions (1890 — 1987)
    • FCBH  (Today's Madura Version, 1994)  See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Literacy higher among Bangkalon. Literacy rate in second language(s): 40%. Also use Indonesian [ind] or Javanese [jav]. Taught in primary schools (religious education). Taught in secondary schools, (religious education)
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Indonesia
  • Region: Jawa Timur Province, coastal areas of main island south and west of Surabaja city, southwest of Madura island; other island groups with speakers include Sapudi, Bawean, and Kangean islands; Java Sea, assorted islands with language communities under jurisdiction of Kalimantan Selatan Province
  • Also used in: Singapore
  • Religion: Muslim, Christian
  • Number of users: 6,770,900 (6,770,000 (2000); 900 in Singapore (1985))
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)