Achinese (also known as Acehnese, Achèn, Achin, Achéhnese, Atjehnese, and Orang Aceh) is a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in Aceh, Indonesia. There are about 4.3 million Achinese speakers, most of whom live in Aceh. Achinese is one of the oldest Malayo-Polynesian languages, with its origins dating back to the 7th century. It is closely related to other Malayo-Polynesian languages such as Indonesian and Malay. Achinese has a complex system of honorifics and is considered a very polite language. For example, there are different words for "I" depending on whether the speaker is talking to someone of higher, equal, or lower status. The Achinese language is currently under threat due to the increasing use of Indonesian in Aceh. However, there are efforts to revive the language, such as through the use of Achinese in schools and media.

Language group

Chamic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Achinese, Indonesia, Latin
Achinese, Latin
Achinese, Indonesia