Definition of Indonesian in English:


Line breaks: Indo|nes¦ian
Pronunciation: /ɪndəˈniːzɪən
, -ʒ(ə)n/


  • Relating to Indonesia, Indonesians, or their languages.
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    • And it fills a gap in the available Indonesian language resource materials.
    • The Indonesian language needed to be spread to the population and to be developed into the real language of the people.
    • It is a pity that the article appears in the Post and not in an Indonesian language paper so that more people would be able to read it.


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  • 1A native or inhabitant of Indonesia.
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    • This historical perspective is once again an issue of relevance to Indonesians and Indonesian art today.
    • About half the number were Australian, with Britons and Indonesians being among the other casualties.
    • In Indonesia, Indonesians are Indonesian first and members of their ethnic groups second.
  • 2 [mass noun] The group of Austronesian languages, closely related to Malay, which are spoken in Indonesia and neighbouring islands.
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    • What was wrong with keeping official Indonesian, the language of the region and the one in which a whole generation of East Timorese had been educated?
  • 2.1 another term for Bahasa Indonesia.
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    • Whilst we were in Indonesia we spoke to a great number of Indonesians in English as well as in Indonesian.
    • Training last Sunday was really funny, because the coach and I spoke Chinese, the Filipinos spoke English and the Indonesians spoke Indonesian.
    • I can do it - I have Tagalog-speaking friends, and I think I could get access to someone who speaks Indonesian.

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