Bahasa Indonesia

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Ba·ha·sa Indonesia

[Indonesian, Indonesian language, from Sanskrit bhāṣā, speech, language.]
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Bahasa Indonesia

(Languages) the official language of Indonesia: developed from the form of Malay formerly widely used as a trade language in SE Asia
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(ˌɪn dəˈni ʒən, -ʃən, -zi ən, -doʊ-)

1. a native or inhabitant of Indonesia; a citizen of the Republic of Indonesia.
2. a form of Malay that serves as an official language and lingua franca in Indonesia.
3. of or pertaining to Indonesia, its inhabitants, or the language Indonesian.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bahasa Indonesia - the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of MalaysiaBahasa Indonesia - the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
Malay - a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
Javanese - the Indonesian language spoken on Java
Sundanese - the Indonesian language spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands
Balinese - the Indonesian language of the people of Bali
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AVA will assist on live chat, responding to inquiries instantly, initially available in eight languages (English, Bahasa Malaysia, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, Vietnamese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese), now includes Tagalog, Japanese, and Hindi on the roster.
The narratives from pre-historic times until the end of the Soekarno regime are in English and Bahasa Indonesia. On his first visit here, my father, who is a history buff, patiently read the diorama descriptions for almost two hours.
Home from work, we will turn on the TV and surf channels for entertainment (for example, movies, teleseryes) in various languages-English, yes, but also Filipino and, on cable channels, a diversity of languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia, even Swedish and Russian.
Since 2016, the Consulate General of the Republic Indonesia has run Bahasa Indonesia for foreign speakers, with more than 1,000 graduates.
In local government schools, Mentawai children are encouraged to converse in Bahasa Indonesia, and the presence of mainstream culture is becoming increasingly more apparent.
The recipients of the undergraduate Darmasiswa programme study Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian art and culture, Indonesian Culinary Arts and Tourism while the KNB graduate scholarships give students the opportunity to study at the Masters and PhD levels.
Starting on Thursday (July 11), CTBC Bank's ATMs, which number over 5,700, now offers service in English, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, Portuguese, and of course, Chinese.
The organisation also intends to translate its standards into Bahasa Indonesia in future.
There are sentences where she uses English entirely and sometimes she just squeezes the English words into her Bahasa Indonesia. For example, there are sentences that are thoroughly English such as, "I love being a model.
Tesda said it will tap teachers for the following languages: Arabic, Korean, English, Mandarin Chinese, German, Mandarin Taiwanese, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.
Copies in Hindi, Bangla, Malayalam, Bahasa Indonesia, English and Tagalog would facilitate a better understanding of Islam and its virtues among people.