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The Indonesian Language: Its History and Role in Modern Society James N. Sneddon

The Indonesian Language: Its History and Role in Modern Society

James N. Sneddon

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ISBN : 9780868405988
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248 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 thanMoreThis 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.