ONLINE NUSANTARA DICTIONARY

Dictionary
 
Indonesia <-> English
 
Indonesia <-> Jawa
 
Indonesia <-> Sunda
 
Indonesia <-> Aceh
 
Indonesia <-> Bugis
 
Indonesia <-> Lampung
 
Indonesia <-> Tetum
 
Indonesia <-> Toraja
 
Indonesia <-> Makasar
 
Indonesia <-> Ambon
 
Indonesia <-> Sasak
 
Indonesia <-> Papua
 

Nusantara Languages
Development

According to SIL International, Indonesia is one of the most linguistically diverse countries in the world. Gordon, Raymond G., Jr., in his book Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International (2005), mentions that the number of languages listed for Indonesia is 742. Of those, 737 are living languages, 2 are second languages without mother-tongue speakers, and 3 are extinct.

An example of an extinct language is Petjo (alternatives name: Petjoh or Pecok) which was once used in Djakarta. Several other languages are living languages with less than 500 speaker, for examples: 1. Bukat, 2. Bukitan and 3. Kereho-Uheng (1-3 are used by Dayak Punan, scattered in Kalimantan), 4. Kayan or Wahau (Dayak Kayan, Kalimantan), 5. Bahonsuai (Central Sulawesi), 6. Budong (70 speaker left, 1988, South Sulawesi), 7. Komodo (Nusa Tenggara), 8. Abinomn (Foya Mountains, Jayapura), 9. Anus (Tor River, Jayapura), 10. Awera (Yapen Waropen), 11. Bonerif (only 4 people left, 1994, village of Beneraf. Jayapura), these language obviously will soon be forgotten by coming generations.

This web page is the preliminary stage of recording the Nusantara languages, bit by bit, byte by byte, with very limited resources and technology. However, in the near future, even if our resources are imposued, these languages soon will be extinct, hence it is our priority to record them, not only in the form of a dictionary but also as sound. We need a support from you, so that this work can grow.

Please support us with whatever resources you have.

This work is presented to our beloved country: Indonesia
To mark Independence day.
Dirgahayu RI, 17 Agustus 2006.


Dictionary
100 words

We still on the process of developing this online Indonesia/English and English/Indonesia dictionary, in both side, the user interface and the dictionary's content. However, please try this dictionary and your comments, or if you would like to add words or phrases to the dictionary, we will apreciate it, please send details by email.

      For example: jam = (n) clock, hour


Kamus Jawa Indonesia
300 words

We still on the process of developing this online Jawa/Indonesia and Indonesia/Jawa dictionary, in both side, the user interface and the dictionary's content. However, please try this dictionary and your comments, or if you would like to add words or phrases to the dictionary, we will apreciate it, please send details by email.

      For example: satu = (ngoko) siji, (krama) setunggal


Kamus Sunda Indonesia
106 words

We still on the process of developing this online Sunda/Indonesia and Indonesia/Sunda dictionary, in both side, the user interface and the dictionary's content. However, please try this dictionary and your comments, or if you would like to add words or phrases to the dictionary, we will apreciate it, please send details by email.

      For example: siapa = saha


Kamus Aceh Indonesia
62 words

We still on the process of developing this online Aceh/Indonesia and Indonesia/Aceh dictionary, in both side, the user interface and the dictionary's content. However, please try this dictionary and your comments, or if you would like to add words or phrases to the dictionary, we will apreciate it, please send details by email.

      For example: lhe = tiga, banyak


Kamus Bugis Indonesia
954 words

We still on the process of developing this online Bugis/Indonesia and Indonesia/Bugis dictionary, in both side, the user interface and the dictionary's content. However, please try this dictionary and your comments, or if you would like to add words or phrases to the dictionary, we will apreciate it, please send details by email.

      For example: saya = iya, adik = 1. andi 2. anri


Kamus Makasar Indonesia
65 words

We still on the process of developing this online Makasar/Indonesia and Indonesia/Makasar dictionary, in both side, the user interface and the dictionary's content. However, please try this dictionary and your comments, or if you would like to add words or phrases to the dictionary, we will apreciate it, please send details by email.

      For example: senang = rannu, air mata = jene mata


Kamus Lampung Indonesia
51 words

We still on the process of developing this online Lampung/Indonesia and Indonesia/Lampung dictionary, in both side, the user interface and the dictionary's content. However, please try this dictionary and your comments, or if you would like to add words or phrases to the dictionary, we will apreciate it, please send details by email.

      For example: tawa = lalang, putih = handak


Translation Service (NAATI certified)
Commercial service

We have provide a formal translation from English to Bahasa Indonesia. Translation is done by a translator who has NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters - a national standards body of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments of Australia) certified at a competitive price. If you would like to use this service please send us an email.

What Next?
Development

We plan to develop other applications such as a Thesaurus of Indonesia, Jawa, Sunda, Aceh, Bugis, Papua, Ambon, etc., including synonyms, antonyms, and Acronyms. If you would like to hear the sound of the words in the dictionary, you will have to wait until the speech Recoqnition to English, Bahasa Indonesia, Jawa or Sunda is added. If you want to know the word in Jawa, but you know in English and you don't want to type, you can use the dictate applications, just say your word in English and you will get the word in Indonesia, Jawa, Sunda, Papua, Lampung, Padang, etc. The applications that we plan to develop are shown below:
  • Thesaurus (Synonyms, Antonyms, Acronyms, etc.) for Indonesia, Jawa, Sunda, Bugis, Makasar, Aceh, etc.    (next project)

  • Speech Recognition to English, Bahasa Indonesia, Jawa and Sunda    (next project)

  • Dictation to Bahasa Indonesia, Jawa and Sunda    (next project)


  • Interested in participating on this work?
    Do you have any other ideas?
    hey don't just keep silent ...
    Drop me an email.

    Please stay tune guys ...



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