Cawa Komering
Native toIndonesia
RegionSouth Sumatra
Native speakers
470,000 (2000 census)[1]
Lampung script (historical)
Komering Script
Language codes
ISO 639-3kge
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Three Komering girls in 1929
Three Komering girls in 1929

Komering is a Lampungic language spoken by Komering people, an indigenous ethnic group native to Komering regions alongside the Komering River in southern hemisphere of Sumatra island Indonesia.


Komering in the Lampung Province, South Sumatra Province in southern Sumatra, along the Komering River.


Komering language belongs to the Lampungic linguistic family, which is one of the groups within the Austronesian family.[2][3]



Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
voiceless p t k ʔ
voiced b d ɡ
Fricative s h
Lateral l
Trill r
Approximant w j

A voiced fricative /z/ also occurs, but only as a result of foreign loanwords.


Front Central Back
Close i u
Mid o
Open a


Examples of basic Komering words:[4]

Komering (standard) Meaning
Kayu Tree
Habu Ashes
Tanoh World
Jukuk Grass
Hatolui Egg
Tolu Three
Hujan Rain
Hambur To Steal
Tohlui Egg
Pak Four
Ganta Now
Ompai New
Sisu Chicken
Manuk Bird
Bunga Flower
Punti Banana
Punti Kayu Papaya
Halimawong Tiger
Iwak Fish
Turui Sleep
Batangari River

Notes and references

  1. ^ Komering at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ Adelaar, 2005, p. 22.
  3. ^ Walker, 1976, p. 1.
  4. ^ From Walker, 1975, pp. 14-17.


See also