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  1. Indonesian language Indonesian speaker Indonesian ( Bahasa Indonesia; [baˈhasa indoˈnesija]) is the official and national language of Indonesia. [8] It is a standardized variety of Malay, [9] an Austronesian language that has been used as a lingua franca in the multilingual Indonesian archipelago for centuries.

  2. The language most widely spoken as a native language is Javanese . Languages in Indonesia are classified into nine categories: national language, locally used indigenous languages, regional lingua francas, foreign and additional languages, heritage languages, languages in the religious domain, English as a lingua franca, and sign languages. [5] [6]

  3. Aug 25, 2017 · Indonesia is a country of 700 languages, most of which are Austronesian languages. The official language is Indonesian, a standardized register of Riau Malay. Other major languages include Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau and Musi. Learn more about the history, dialects and usage of each language in Indonesia.

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    • Pronouncing the Indonesian Alphabet Start with vowel sounds. Bahasa Indonesia has 5 vowels, the same as in English. However, in Bahasa Indonesia, vowels typically only make one sound.
    • Having Basic Conversations Use "apa kabar" as a general greeting. "Apa kabar" is technically how you would say "How are you?" However, the phrase is also used as a general greeting, similar to "hello."
    • Building Your Vocabulary Label items around your home with Indonesian words. Use sticky notes to easily expand your vocabulary. Search online for the words in Indonesian for common items around your home, then apply the sticky note with the word to the item.
    • Expanding Your Knowledge Use simplified grammar rules and sentence structure. Unlike most languages, Bahasa Indonesia doesn't have a lot of complex grammar rules that you might be familiar with from other languages, including English and European languages.
  4. Learn about the Indonesian language, a standardized form of Malay spoken throughout Indonesia and used as a lingua franca by about 30 million people. Find out the history, structure, pronunciation, alphabet, phrases, numbers, family words and more of this Austronesian language.

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