Beautiful Indonesian Vocabulary
Cakrawala (cha-kra-waa-la) / horizon
Blessed with an extensive coastline and therefore countless idyllic beaches, the horizon has become one of the most iconic sights to see in Indonesia.
Senja (sen-jah) / dusk
Senja is an important part of any day in Indonesia. Home to the world’s largest Muslim population, prayers will be heard in most neighbourhoods once the dusk draws near.
Purnama (poor-naa-mah) / full moon
The full moon is linked to different ceremonies and rituals. Balinese Hindu gather at certain temples to conduct special prayers and seek spiritual excellence or wholeness, which the full moon represents.
Bahasa Indonesia. What Do You Know About It?
The vast majority of Indonesian words are of Austronesian origin. Indonesian shares over 80% of its vocabulary with Standard Malay.
Jawi was replaced by the Latin alphabet in the 17th century during Dutch and British colonial rule.
Typical word order is Subject-Verb-Object. However, words constituting the focus of a sentence (part of the sentence that contains the most important, or new information) usually appear in the initial position. Modifiers normally follow the noun they modify. Quantifiers usually precede nouns.