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The Invention of ‘Lingua Franca’, Language and Indonesian Nationalist Movement

Abdul ‘dubbun’ Hakim, Director of Center for Islam and State Studies Indonesia In the colonial period, Indonesian founding fathers faced the problem in communicatingrevolutionary ideas to reach wider audience in such highly diverse ethnics…

Anton Moeliono: A warrior for language

One can choose from an endless list of causes to fight for. Anton Moedardo Moeliono, who passed away Monday in Jakarta, chose the Indonesian language. Anton, 82, was known as an expert in…

Weather or Climate

The Indonesian word for climate is iklim /EE.k’leem/. The word cuaca /choo.WĀ.chā/ is usually used like the English “weather” to talk about a particular situation on a certain day. Like the English words “climate” and…

Is Indonesian a non-sexist language?

Contributed and posted by ‘The Indonesian Way’, a textbook for the Indonesian language by George Quinn and Uli Kozok. The third-person pronouns of English compel us to specify male (he, his), female (she,…

Dr. Timothy Hassall

Tim Hassall (Ph.D. ANU, MA USyd, Grad. Dip. Ed. USyd ) coordinates and teaches courses on Indonesian language, translation, and second language pragmaticsat the Australian National University, in the city of Canberra. Tim…

Short History of The Indonesian Language

I would not say that learning Indonesian is “easy”, as I don’t believe for an adult learning any language is “easy”. It is, however, relatively “easy” to get by in Indonesian, as historically…

Pronouncing Indonesian

For the most part the spelling of Indonesian is regular and fairly faithfully follows the sounds of the language. But there is one letter in Indonesian that represents a different sound from what is usually represented by the same letter in English.

Bahasa Indolish

Dalam bahasa percakapan informal sehari-hari mencampur kosakata asing, bahasa daerah dan bahasa slang ke dalam percakapan kita adalah sesuatu hal yang spontan, lumrah dan tidak perlu dipermasalahkan. Orang menyebutnya bahasa gado-gado. Simak saja…

Arabic Language in Contemporary Indonesian

One of the most often heard cliches is that Bahasa Indonesia is a simple language. I find this cliche is mainly used by those who have never mastered the language. Nevertheless, it should…

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