goodmorningpapua.com – Indonesia has 718 regional languages spread throughout Indonesia. The data is based on a study from the Ministry of Education and Culture which has been validated in 2,560 observation areas from 1991 to 2019. Based on its area, Papua is the province with the most regional languages in Indonesia.
There are 326 regional languages spoken on Earth of Cenderawasih. One of the regional languages in Papua is the Aabinomin language. The Aabinomin language is the language spoken by the Aabinomin tribe in Baso Village, Mamberamo Hulu District, Mamberamo Raya Regency, Papua. West Papua follows in second place with 102 regional languages. Several regional languages exist in West Papua, including Bantanta, Esaro, and Kalabra. After that there is East Nusa Tenggara which has 72 regional languages.
Then, there are 23 regional languages used in Maluku. Meanwhile, the Riau Islands and Yogyakarta are the provinces with the fewest regional languages in Indonesia. Only one regional language is spoken in the two provinces. Javanese is the only regional language spoken in Yogyakarta. Meanwhile, Malay is the only regional language used in the Riau Archipelago. West Java, Central Java, and the Bangka Belitung Islands are also among the provinces with the fewest regional languages in Indonesia. The three provinces only use two regional languages in each region.
Meanwhile, there are several regional languages that are used across provinces. One of them is the Bajo language which is used in East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. Banjar language is also used in Riau, Jambi, Central Kalimantan, and South Kalimantan.