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This is a concise and user–friendly introduction to the Indonesian language

This concise book aims to introduce the reader to the Indonesian language not by creating a course, with grammar and exercises, but by describing it from various points of view, such as telling what it is related to and how it has developed, and on this basis saying where some of its words originate, as a means of familiarization with some common examples. After that, the description moves on to talk about the kinds of words one wold expect to meet, and how they can be put together as sentences, before providing a few examples of journalistic prose as well as some more literary specimens, in order to give a feeling for the language. Welcome to Indonesian includes:
  • Chapter 1: What is Indonesian?
  • Chapter 2: Bahasa Indonesia as the National Language
  • Chapter 3: A Historical Overview
  • Chapter 4: The Development of Modern Indonesian
  • Chapter 5: Indonesian and Malaysian
  • Chapter 6: The colloquial Dimension, Influence of Dialek Jakarta
  • Chapter 7: What is Indonesian Related to?
  • Chapter 9: Loanwords in Indonesian
  • Chapter 10: The Indonesian Word
  • Chapter 11: The Indonesian Sentence
  • Chapter 12: Journalistic Prose
  • Chapter 13: A Literary Dimension
  • Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Glossary of Indonesian Words

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