|Native speakers||43 million (2010 census) L2 speakers: 156 million (2010 census)|
How many countries speak Indonesian language?
There is only one country where Indonesian is the national language, and that is (you guessed it) Indonesia. In addition to that, Indonesian is one of the languages of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which is a group of ten countries that cooperate on various economic and cultural goals.
Where is Indonesian spoken in the world?
Indonesian is a form of Malay, spoken in Indonesia. The term “Indonesian” is political rather than linguistic, as Indonesian Malay (called Bahasa Indonesia in Indonesia) is virtually identical with Bahasa Melayu, another variety of Malay, as spoken in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
How many Indonesian speakers are in the US?
Indonesian speakers in the United States
|Country||Number of speakers||Speak English less than “Very Well”|
What is Indonesia’s main spoken language?
What is the main religion in Indonesia?
In the latest population census data, 87 percent of Indonesians declared themselves to be Muslim, followed by 9.87 percent who were Christian. The Indonesian constitution guarantees religious freedom, and officially recognizes Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism.
Which language is spoken most in world?
English is the largest language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. If you count only native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the largest. Mandarin Chinese is the largest language in the world when counting only first language (native) speakers.
What is the main culture of Indonesia?
Indonesia is centrally-located along ancient trading routes between the Far East, South Asia and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Islam, all strong in the major trading cities.
Do Indonesian people speak Hindi?
Hindi is spoken as a national language in: India. Indonesian is spoken as a national language in: Indonesia.
Is Indonesian worth learning?
Business in Indonesia is conducted mostly in English but some knowledge of the language is useful. High levels of Indonesian mastery are in great demand in the fields of intelligence, law enforcement, security and counter-terrorism.
What does Indonesian sound like to foreigners?
I have been told by my American friends that Indonesian sounds like a train of short syllables uttered in a rapid way, like Chinese language but with fewer nasal sounds and no tones. I’ve also read somewhere that to foreigners we sound staccato-ish. Another friend said to him I sound like somebody hammering a nail.
Why does Indonesia not speak Dutch?
They can speak Dutch because of Netherland colonization in Indonesia. Most of them don’t teach their offsprings. So, the Dutch speakers in Indonesia decrease by the time. I’m Indonesian and my great-grandmother can speak Dutch because she got to school when Netherland colonized Indonesia.
Is Indonesia safe?
Indonesia is mostly a safe country to travel to, though it still has its dangers from natural disasters to terrorism and petty theft. Be very cautious on the streets of Indonesia and plan your trip carefully.
What Indonesia is famous for?
20 Things Indonesia is famous for
- 1) Bali.
- ️ 2) Raja Ampat.
- 3) Borobudur and Prambanan temples.
- 4) Komodo dragon island.
- 5) See orangutans in the wild.
- 6) Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice)
- ️ 7) Rica-rica.
- ♀️ Indonesian locals are very friendly.
Does Indonesia speak English?
Indonesians speak Indonesian, but some Indonesians do speak English. How many Indonesians speak English is difficult to say however, perhaps 10% of Indonesians can speak English reasonably well, in fact some can speak fluently.