Sundanese

Prabu Anom (ᮕᮢᮘᮥ ᮃᮔᮧᮙ᮪ ) — in Sundanese.

Sundanese (Basa Sunda, ᮘᮞ ᮞᮥᮔ᮪ᮓ) is a language spoken by more than 40 million people in West Java province in Indonesia, representing about 15% of Indonesia’s total population. Sundanese is closely related to the Malayic languages, as well as to language groups spoken in Borneo such as the Land Dayak languages or the Kayan–Murik languages, based on high lexical similarities between these languages. It is more distantly related to Madurese and Javanese.

Sundanese language has been written in different writing systems throughout history. The earliest attested documents of the Sundanese language were written in the Old Sundanese script (Aksara Sunda Kuno). After the arrival of Islam, the Pegon script is also used, usually for religious purposes. A variety of Javanese letters, called Cacarakan, was also used for about 300 years in West Java. The Latin script began to be used after the arrival of Europeans. The regional government of West Java and Banten are currently promoting the use of Standard Sundanese script (Aksara Sunda Baku) in public places and road signs.

This edition is translated by Syauqi Stya Lacksana. Written in both Sundanese character and latin letter, this first edition (above) is not for sale. It is only distributed freely for selected school and libraries in West Java, and strictly prohibited for redistribution outside Indonesia. The teams, however, have prepared the second edition (below), with different cover, to be distributed more flexibly.