Javanese voice-over production made simple
As an established Javanese voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Javanese Voice-Over Service and Javanese Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Javanese voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Javanese voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Javanese voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Javanese voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Javanese audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Javanese voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Javanese language
Javanese belongs to the Sundic sub-group of the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian family of languages. It is not particularly close to other languages in this family, but those it bears most resemblance to include Malay, Sundanese, Balinese and Madurese.
It is the most widely spoken of all the regional languages in Indonesia, used mainly in Central and East Java. Its history is usually split into four phases of development:
- Old Javanese – from the 9th century – the earliest examples of the written language date back to this time.
- Middle Javanese – from the 13th century – the Javanese culture and language expanded eastwards during this time, towards Madura and Bali.
- New Javanese – from the 16th century – Javanese culture and language spread westwards towards previously Sundanese areas. The rise of Islam – as well as contact with the Dutch – led to the introduction of many foreign loanwords during this period.
- Modern Javanese – from the 20th century – essentially the same as New Javanese.
Which countries have Javanese as a national language?
Javanese has no official status in Indonesia, where the only recognised official language is Indonesian (known as Bahasa Indonesia). It is the 10th largest language in the world (in terms of numbers of native speakers) – thus making it the world’s most spoken language with no official status.
How many people speak Javanese as their first language?
It is estimated that between 80 and 100 million people speak Javanese as their first language – at least 45% of the population of Indonesia.
It is spoken predominantly in Central and East Java, the north coast of West Java, and the region of Yogyakarta. It is also spoken in the Malaysian states of Selangor and Johor, and Singapore.
Did you know…
- Javanese is a hierarchical language, in which the speaker must use different styles according to the status of the person they are addressing. There are three main speech levels: ngoko is used in informal contexts; krama is the most polite form; and madya is somewhere in between, for example it might be used by strangers when their mutual status is unknown.
- The Javanese do not have surnames; the two Indonesian leaders, Sukarno and Suharto, were both Javanese.
- There are three main dialect groups – Central Javanese, Western Javanese and Eastern Javanese. Most of these are largely mutually intelligible.
The Indonesian economy
Indonesia’s emerging market economy is the largest in Southeast Asia. Indonesia is classified as a newly industrialised country, and is a member of the G20 major economies.