Journal of the International Phonetic Association

ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE IPA

Indonesian

Craig D. Soderberga1 and Kenneth S. Olsona2

a1 Boston, MA craig_s_email@yahoo.com

a2 Dallas, TX Ken_Olson@sil.org

Indonesian is an Austronesian language, closely related to Malay. Malay served as a lingua franca throughout the Malay Archipelago for centuries, and a variant of Malay was adopted as the official language of Indonesia when independence was declared in 1945. The variety described here is sometimes referred to as Standard Indonesian. Its autoglossonym is ‘Bahasa Indonesia’.

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