Indonesian national language and Indonesian as a Second Language
Indonesian speaking countries include both countries with Indonesian national language and Indonesian as a second language. Check if Indonesian language is one of the Most Spoken Languages.
Indonesian is national language of Indonesia.
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Second Language is a non-native language of the speaker, but used in the locality of that person.
Indonesian is second language of East Timor, Indonesia.
The Indonesian countries mentioned under Indonesian Speaking countries are the countries where majority of people speak Indonesian language.
Indonesian as minority language
Countries with Indonesian as minority language are also included in Indonesian speaking countries.
Indonesian is spoken as minority language in Denmark, East Timor, Netherlands.
Along with Indonesian speaking countries check out Indonesian speaking population. The language spoken by minority of the population of a territory is called minority language.
Continent wise Indonesian speaking countries mainly lie in Asia.
You can also explore more about all Oceania Languages which are spoken in Oceania Continent.
Indonesian Regulator and Facts
Many world languages have one or more language regulators. The bodies that regulate standard languages are usually called language academies. Official organizations that regulate Indonesian language are Indonesian regulators. Indonesian is regulated by Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa. The regulatory bodies of Indonesian lie in Indonesian speaking countries. Some of the interesting facts of Indonesian:
The modern Indonesian language uses many loan words from Persian, Chinese and Arabic.
In Indonesian language, spelling is phonetically precise, so that words are spelled as they sound.
The Indonesian language is derived from Malay and Dutch Languages and is closely related to Malay language.