Indonesian Language

Indonesia’s population is one of the largest numbers in the world. Therefore, its official language Indonesian becomes one of the most spoken languages in the world. Indonesians use numerous different local indigenous languages in their daily life, but formal education and all other state organizations utilize the Indonesian language. Indonesian officially became the national language of Indonesia in 1945 together with the declaration of the country’s independence. Its alphabet is based on Latin script and similarities with the Dutch language can be seen as a result of Dutch dominance in Dutch colonial era.