The Indonesian Language: Its History and Role in Modern Society

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UNSW Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
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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.

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Braj B. Kachru is Center for Advanced Study Professor of Linguistics and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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