Maintaining the Existence of Local Language through Technology: Developing Javanese Digital Literature

Nadya Afdholy, Nur Hidayat


This study focused on developing Javanese digital literature to keep the existence of Javanese language in east Java. The researcher involved 40 (19 male and 21 female) teenagers in Gresik East Java, Indonesia, as the study subjects of product try-out.  The age of them was between 14 until 19 years old. Research and development was used in this study to develop Javanese Digital literature. Five stages of developing materials were used in this study; they were analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating. The result indicated that Javanese digital literature developed participants’ enthusiasm and attractiveness to use the Javanese language in daily communication. Moreover, the involvement of textual and non-textual literature added their interest to learn Javanese language. Additionally, it was appropriate for supplemental materials to learn Javanese language, and it contributed to saving the Javanese language existence.


Technology, Javanese, Literature, Digital Literature.

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