Imagine a language with roots dating back a full millenium to 804. Picture an island formed nearly entirely from volcanic eruptions, with 121 volcanoes still active today. Envision landscapes with breathtaking mountain peaks, lush rainforests, and bustling metropolises. All of your wildest dreams are a reality on the island of Java, home to more than half of the Indonesian population. The most populous island in the world, there’s something to discover in every corner of this spanning, breathtaking epicenter of the Indonesian archipelago. Spot leopards in the savannah grasslands of Baluran National Park and visit padi (rice) fields in the slopes of the volcanoes. With over 82 million speakers worldwide, learning Javanese is the start of your next great adventure.