The Indonesian Language: Its History and Role in Modern Society (Paperback)

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This important book, the first of its kind, is a historical, social, cultural and linguistic study of Indonesian. Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world, and one of the most linguistically complex. Its ethnic groups speak more than 500 languages and of these Malay, renamed Indonesian, was chosen to be the sole national and official language.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780868405988
ISBN-10: 0868405981
Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2003
Pages: 248
Language: English