Indonesian is the official language of Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world, comprising 43 million native speakers. In addition, around 150 million people speak it as a second language, bringing the total number of native speakers to nearly 200 million. It is a standardized language, with most Indonesians speaking specific dialects or regional versions based on their geographical location. It belongs to the Austronesian family along with Malayan, but uses the Latin writing system.
Indonesian was adopted as Indonesia’s official language relatively late. It wasn’t until 1945 when Indonesia became an independent country and Indonesian thus became its official language, despite the fact that at the time only around five percent of the country’s population
spoke standardized Indonesian. After its declaration of independence, leaders of the country pushed for a united front from all its people, which included asking everyone to learn and speak the standardized form of the Indonesian language.
Because of its governmental influence, the Indonesian language was quickly picked up by more and more native people as a native language, quickly bringing it towards the status and power it now possesses. Today Indonesian is published in books, newspapers and the media and used within the government and educational systems across Indonesia. For a language that had such a late start, its statistical growth is truly incredible.
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