The Madurese area, besides the island of Madura and neighbouring isles, includes the eastern part of Java itself.
The Madurese is as tall as the Javanese, and as stout as the Sundanese.
In expressiveness of countenance the Javanese and Madurese are far in advance of the Sundanese.
Between Javanese and Madurese the distinction is rather to be ascribed to difference of natural environment.
The eye is usually set straight in the head in the Javanese and Madurese; among the Sundanese it is often oblique.
The cheek-bones are well developed, more particularly with the Madurese.
The natives consist of the Javanese proper, the Sundanese and the Madurese.