Native toIndonesia
RegionEast Java, Indonesia
EthnicityOsing people
Native speakers
300,000 (2000 census)[1]
Javanese script and Latin
Pegon script (historical)
Language codes
ISO 639-3osi
An Osing speaker, recorded in Indonesia which still mixed with Indonesian language.

The Osing language (Osing: Basa Using; Indonesian: Bahasa Osing), locally known as the language of Banyuwangi, is the language of the Osing people of East Java, Indonesia.

Some Osing words have the infix /-y-/ 'ngumbyah', 'kidyang', which are pronounced /ngumbah/ and /kidang/ in standard Javanese, respectively.[2]

Divergent Osing vocabulary includes:[2]


  1. ^ Osing at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Projects > Javanese Dialectology > Osing Dialect". Jakarta Field Station. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.