Komering (Cawa Komering)

Komering is a member of the Lampungic branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. It is spoken by about 470,000 people in the Indonesian provinces of Lampung and South Sumatra in the south of Sumatra island. It is particularly spoken in the regencies of Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan, Ogan Komering Ulu Timur, Ogan Komering Ulu and Ogan Ilir in South Sumatra province along the Komering river.

Komering is also known as Kumoring. Dialects include: Upstream Komering, Downstream Komering, Komering, Kayu Agung Asli and Kayu Agung. Komering is closely related to Lampung Api and is classified as a dialect of Lampung in some sources.

There are ways to write Komering with the Latin and Arabic (Jawi) alphabets. There is also a traditional script for Komering similar to the Lampung and Rejang scripts.

Latin alphabet for Komering

Latin alphabet for Komering


e, f, q, v and x are only used in loanwords and foreign names.

Jawi alphabet for Komering

Jawi alphabet for Komering

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Details provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Sample text (Latin alphabet)

Paija, hurik da maranai sai golarna Serunting. Suatu harani Serunting botik rik morli ditiuh na. Morli tiyuh sina ho uwat adik golarna Arya Tebing. Arya Tebing rik Serunting ngaduh kobun sai borak, kobun sina tibagi jadi rua. Suatu harani Arya Tebing tihuwang ngaliak kulak emas di kobun na, Tapi di bagian Serunting bih ditumbuhi kulak biaso.

Sample text (Arabic Jawi alphabet)

ڤايجا⹁ هوريک دا ماراناي س‎اي ݢولارنا س‎رونتيڠ. س‎واتو هاراني س‎رونتيڠ بوتيک ريک مورلي ديتيوه نا. مورلي تيوه س‎ينا هو اوات اديک ݢولارنا اريا تبيڠ. اريا تبيڠ ريک س‎رونتيڠ ڠادوه کوبون س‎اي بوراک⹁ کوبون س‎ينا تيباݢي جادي روا. س‎واتو هاراني اريا تبيڠ تيهواڠ ڠالياک کولاک اماس‎ دي کوبون نا⹁ تاڤي دي باݢيان س‎رونتيڠ بيه ديتومبوهي کولاک بياس‎و.


Once upon a time, there lived a young man named Serunting. One day Serunting married a village girl, the village girl had a sister named Arya Tebing. Arya Tebing and Serunting have a large garden, the garden is divided into two. One day Arya Tebing was surprised to see the Golden Mushroom in his garden, while in the Serunting section only ordinary mushrooms grew.

Sample text (UDHR)

Kaunyin jolma tilahir ko mardeka rik uwat pi'il rik hak-hak sei gohgoh. Tiyan tiunjuk akal pikiran rik hati nurani mari tiyan dapok nyampur rik sei barih na dilom semangat bukolpah.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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Malayo-Polynesian languages

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Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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