There is no country except Indonesia in which Indonesian is spoken by at least 1 percent of the population. The countries with the highest population of Indonesian speakers are Taiwan (239,000), Hong Kong (190,000), Singapore (118,000) and — because of the colonial ties — the Netherlands (118,000).
Can Malaysian understand Indonesian?
Malaysian and Indonesian are two standardised varieties of the Malay language, used in Malaysia and Indonesia, respectively. Both varieties are generally mutually intelligible, yet there are noticeable differences in spelling, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary, as well as the predominant source of loanwords.
Which language is spoken most in world?
English is the largest language in the world, if you count both native and non-native speakers. If you count only native speakers, Mandarin Chinese is the largest. Mandarin Chinese is the largest language in the world when counting only first language (native) speakers.
Is Indonesian mixed with English?
However, in Indonesia at present at least people are able to speak two languages, that is, Indonesian as their lingua franca and local language as their mother tongue. When they communicate, they speak Indonesian with a local language such as Sundanese and occasionally mixed with English.
Why does Indonesia not speak Dutch?
Dutch Language Was Too Hard For Indonesian People
Indonesian language and local Indonesian local language are relatively easier language to learn for Indonesian people. Dutch language with the difficult words and pronunciation was too hard for Indonesian people.