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[Indonesian, Indonesian language, from Sanskrit bhāṣā, speech, language.]
(Languages) the official language of Indonesia: developed from the form of Malay formerly widely used as a trade language in SE Asia
In•do•ne•sian(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.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Indonesia, its inhabitants, or the language Indonesian.
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|Noun||1.||Bahasa 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