Basa Sunda

The Sundanese Language

Learn just a little Sundanese, in order to not sound snobby.

Useful honorifics:

  • Mang (“Uncle”) is often used for musicians. I think it is equivalent to Aling for women, or is that Tagalog?
  • Kang (“Big brother”) is a generic honorific. Is Neng the equivalent for women?
  • Abah is a seriously honorific male address, for significant leaders etc.

See also Aksara Sunda if you want to know how to write in Sundanese script. (Most Sundanese don’t; this is a recent revival thing.)