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Bahasa Indonesia is spoken by people of Indonesia, an archipelago in South-east Asia. With a population of over 208 million, for those living near or intending to live in Indonesia, it is essential to know basic Bahasa Indonesia because it is the off

icial and national language of the country.

Here is a very good and handy terms for travellers arriving in Indonesia for the first time. The image you see below is a docket from Hotel Mahakam. It is most useful for travellers when they travelling in a taxi or with a driver who does not speak any or little English. Pay careful attention to the sounds of the letters ‘a, e, r, i, o, b, p, k and t’. By paying careful attention to the pronunciation of these sounds, you will find it really easy to start speaking this language.

Other References: Chinese Indonesians – Incorporated