- 1 What language is mostly spoken in Indonesia?
- 2 Does Indonesia speak Dutch?
- 3 What type of language is Indonesian?
- 4 Is Indonesian easy?
- 5 What is the religion in Indonesia?
- 6 Why do Indonesians not speak Dutch?
- 7 Are Dutch and Danes the same?
- 8 Why did the Dutch leave Indonesia?
- 9 What is the main culture of Indonesia?
- 10 Does Indonesia speak English?
- 11 Is Indonesia safe?
- 12 Is Indonesian worth learning?
- 13 Why Indonesian language is easy?
What language is mostly spoken in Indonesia?
Indonesian (locally referred to as Bahasa Indonesia) is the primary lingua franca. Indonesian is spoken by over 94% of the population, but it is the primary language of only 20% of the population. Javanese (Jawa) is the most common primary language, spoken by over 30% of the population.
Does Indonesia speak Dutch?
They speak Dutch in Indonesia In the 19th century Indonesia became a colony of the Netherlands and the Dutch language became an official language of Indonesia. After independence the Dutch language lost its power and popularity. If you go there now you will find that mostly older people still speak it.
What type of language is Indonesian?
Over 300 different native languages are spoken in Indonesia. While Bahasa Indonesia is spoken as a mother tongue by only 7% of the total population, it is the national language and is used by 200 million people as their second language.
Is Indonesian easy?
It’s probably the easiest non-European language for English speakers. You will have to build your Indonesian vocabulary from scratch as there is little overlaps with English. On the other hand, words are relatively easy to pronounce and to memorize and Indonesian grammar is very easy.
What is the religion in Indonesia?
Share of population Indonesia 2010 by religion However, Indonesia is not a Muslim nation according to its constitution. The archipelago is a multifaith country and officially recognizes six religions – Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism.
Why do Indonesians not speak Dutch?
Why are Indonesians making such a hodgepodge of their language? They were able to shake off Dutch colonialism thanks to their nationalism, but they have never had to fight for their language. The Netherlands did not impose Dutch in its colonies, so there was never any question of language nationalism there.
Are Dutch and Danes the same?
People from The Netherlands are called Dutch. While it is acceptable to call a person from Denmark Danish, the correct term is Danes. The official language of The Netherlands is Dutch, while Denmark’s is Danish.
Why did the Dutch leave Indonesia?
The US favoured Sukarno and Indonesian Independence in the hope of keeping independent Indonesia out of the hands of the Communists. As a result of US pressure on the Dutch, sovereignty was transferred to the nationalist government of Indonesia in 1949 with the exclusion of the Dutch part of New Guinea.
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.
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. One, if you have a TV you can learn English.
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.
Is Indonesian worth learning?
The Indonesian language is one of the easiest languages in the world – honest! Even if you had a dreadful time trying to learn a second language in school, learning Bahasa Indonesia can actually be a very enjoyable experience. Practice it often in a fun & interactive environment is the key!
Why Indonesian language is easy?
However, what makes some people say Indonesian is easy to learn is because it doesn’t have complex logograms like the Chinese language, nor does it have specific tenses like in English. You probably have heard stories of foreigners being able to have basic conversations with the locals after living there for only a