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Hello everyone! :lol:

Frankly I was surprised to find out that there is no Indonesian in this section. Actually I have searched "Indonesia" in this forum and So I guess I will start the topic first! I will begin by introducing the country first, and then the language.

<img src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Indonesia_%28orthographic_projection%29.svg/250px-Indonesia_%28orthographic_projection%29.svg.png">

Above is the location of Indonesia. It is the largest country in South East Asia.  It has 18,108 islands. 6,000 of these islands are inhabited. The most important islands of Indonesia are Java, Bali, Borneo, Sulawesi, and Sumatra. The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta, on Java. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world with a population of 238,452,952 (2004 est., obviously the population has grown more today!)

The official language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia, but a total of 737 languages are spoken throughout Indonesia mostly confined to remote tribal groups.

It is one of the most beautiful country in the world! And also home to Komodo Dragon, the one and only dragon living in the world! B):D

1. Komodo Island

<img src="http://www.remotelands.com/images/citys/130127007.jpg">

2.Bali

<img src="http://allpicts.in/download/1037/Picture_of_Beautiful_Temple_in_Bali_for_Wallpaper.jpg/">

3. Bunaken

<img src="http://www.twofishdivers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/diving-bunaken-manado-5.jpg">

4. Borobudur Temple

<img src="https://javanesiatour.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/borobudur_sunrise.jpg">

5. Raja Ampat

<img src="https://www.twisata.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Gambar-Wisata-Raja-Ampat.jpg">

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Indonesian language (Indonesian/Malay: Bahasa Indonesia) is the official and national language of Indonesia. Indonesian is a standardised form of the Malay language, and it's spoken in Indonesia. It has considerable differences between the standard Malay spoken in Malaysia and the Malays living in Thailand and Singapore.

Bahasa Indonesia is spoken as a second language or first by most natives living in the country, because they use a regional one (such as Javanese and Sundanese). However, education, media and communication (public) in Indonesia all use Bahasa Indonesia. Most people are taught English, however most of them are unable to speak English properly, so if you have any plans to come to our country, I highly recommend you to learn the local language a little!

In my opinion, the structure of the language itself is pretty simple. There is no grammar here, no verb 1 2 3 as in English. So it's like saying "I go to school today" and "I go to school yesterday" - we have no tenses to show when the action is/was done, however it can still be known by the time expressions such as yesterday, today, and tomorrow. What confuses Indonesian learners the most, in my opinion, is the huge vocabularies and slangs it has AND the -fixes (prefix, suffix, etc)!

Honestly I would happily help anyone learning Bahasa Indonesia :P Also I would like to know if there is any Indonesian around here? :D

Here are some useful websites that might help you learn Bahasa Indonesia (if you are interested to do so :P)

https://www.babbel.com/learn-indonesian

www.learningindonesian.com/

www.semarang.nl/indonesian/learning-indonesian-free-en.html

www.linguanaut.com/learn_indonesian.htm

www.101languages.net/indonesian/

http://www.expat.or.id/info/learnbahasaindonesia.html

 

<img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-67zee9sz2Y8/VudjBU5xfYI/AAAAAAAAASc/fajuH2KBH3clnDP3gxdj-W3NxDYaMXAfg/s1600/Cinta%2BBahasa%2BIndonesia.png">

translation: I am proud to use Bahasa Indonesia :lol:

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR READING!

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source: mostly Wikipedia ;)

edit: Does anybody know how to insert picture into the topic? o-o; I am a little bit confused...

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Hey! I found a fellow Indonesian in this forum. Good to know that I'm not alone here :D

Indonesia is more commonly knows by westerners from the city "Bali". It's a really popular place for tourists since in the past the beach and water used to be really beautiful (Too bad the government hasn't done proper maintenance yet, so the condition there is worsening). It's really funny how sometimes people don't know Indonesia, but instantly clicks when I mention Bali.

If anyone is interested in knowing a bit more Indonesia or wants to learn Indonesian language, please feel free to let me know and I'd be glad to help! It seems like ailsaurus is no longer active, so I'll act as a substitute ^_^

 

 

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