East Timor (as a "working language")
|23 million (2000)|
Over 140 million L2 speakers
|Latin (Indonesian alphabet)|
Official language in
|Regulated by||Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa|
Indonesian language (Indonesian/Malay: Bahasa Indonesia) is the official and national language of Indonesia. Indonesian is a standardized form of the Malay language, and it is spoken in Indonesia. However, Indonesian has considerable differences between the standard Malay spoken in Malaysia and the Malays living in Thailand and Singapore.
It is spoken as a second language or first by most natives living in the country, because they use a regional one (such as Javanese). However, Indonesia's education, media and communication all use Bahasa Indonesia.
The language's official name is Bahasa Indonesia (language of Indonesia), which is also used in English. It is also referred to as "Indonesian".
References[change | change source]
|Indonesian edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia|