|Country||Number of speakers||Speak English less than “Very Well”|
How widely spoken is Indonesian?
Indonesia is the fourth most populous nation in the world—of which the majority speak Indonesian, which makes it one of the more widely spoken languages in the world.
|Native speakers||43 million (2010 census) L2 speakers: 156 million (2010 census)|
Is the Indonesian language dying?
Cornell University linguist Abby Cohn argues that though Javanese is still spoken by tens of millions of Indonesians, it too is at risk of extinction: “if the next generation isn’t learning a language, there will be a precipitous drop in the number of speakers.” What her research has found is that regional languages in …
What does Indonesian sound like to foreigners?
I have been told by my American friends that Indonesian sounds like a train of short syllables uttered in a rapid way, like Chinese language but with fewer nasal sounds and no tones. I’ve also read somewhere that to foreigners we sound staccato-ish. Another friend said to him I sound like somebody hammering a nail.
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.
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.
How many people speak Indonesian as a first language?
How Many People Speak Indonesian In Indonesia? It’s estimated that about 198 million people in Indonesia speak Indonesian. Less than a quarter of that total, however, speaks Indonesian natively: roughly 42 million.