Mainly used in Indonesia, the Indonesian language is commonly utilised as a way to communicate in a country where many different languages occur together.
With around 23 million Indonesian speakers worldwide, the Indonesian language originally evolved from the Malay language and is part of the Austronesian language family. Indeed, some linguists see Indonesian as a Malay dialect. There are many similarities between the Malay language (the official language of Malaysia) and Indonesian, but there are also many differences, in areas such as accent and vocabulary. Many believe that this is at least in part due to the different languages that historically influenced Indonesian (as opposed to Malay, which was influenced by English), such as Dutch and Arabic.
Indonesian has many different dialects, which Indonesian people tend to speak on a day-to-day basis, rather than Standard Indonesian. For businesses wanting to communicate their brand to Indonesian residents, it is key to use experienced Indonesian translators.
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