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Javanese people

Javanese people
Ethnic group
wong Jowo, tiyang Jawi
suku Jawa
Population dateapproximately 85 million (2009 census)
Significant populationsIndonesia: 83.2 million
Central Java: 30.6 million
East Java: 27.5 million
Lampung: 4.2 million
West Java: 3.9 million
North Sumatra: 3.7 million
Yogyakarta: 3 million
Jakarta: 2.9 million
South Sumatra: 1.9 million
Riau: 1.2 million
Banten: 1.0 million
East Kalimantan: 0.7 million
Malaysia: 1 million Suriname: 75,000 New Caledonia: 5,000 Netherlands: 150,000-300,000

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The Javanese people ( Javanese ngoko: 'wong Jowo', krama: 'tiyang Jawi' ; Indonesian: 'suku Jawa') is an ethnic group native to the Indonesian island of Java. At approximately 85 million people ( ), it is the largest ethnic group on the island, and also in Indonesia. They are predominantly located in the central to eastern parts of the island. Following centuries of migrations they can now be found in most Provinces of Indonesia, Peninsular Malaysia and also Suriname in South America.

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