With 40 million native speakers, Sundanese is spoken by about 15% of the population of Indonesia. It is also referred to as Basa Sunda meaning “language of Sunda”. It is related to Malay and Madurese.
Sundanese can be written with either Latin script or Sundanese script (which has been supported by Unicode standard since 2008).
Sundanese is a member of the Malayo-Polynesian language group. Other languages in this language group include Tagalog, Maori and Malagasy to name but a few.