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Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)
Spoken by: ~ 250 million
Spoken in: Indonesia, East Timor
Language family: Austronesian


Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of the Republic of Indonesia and is spoken by about 227 million people. It's mutually intelligible with Malay (language of Malaysia). 

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Common difficulties Edit

The Foreign Service Institute has estimated that learning Indonesian to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 36 weeks (900 class hours).[1]

Resources Edit

Sublearning - Indonesian to English movie subtitle flash cards

Pimsleur offers a course in Indonesian.

Duolingo offers a course in Indonesian.

Rosetta Stone offers a course in Indonesian.

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning; https://www.state.gov/m/fsi/sls/c78549.htm