5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Indonesian
If you want to learn a new language and have been struggling to pick one, consider Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)! Here are 5 good reasons why you should learn Indonesian.
1. Make Friends with More than 260 Million People
As the 4th most populous country in the world and the most populous country in Southeast Asia, there are more than 260 million people living in Indonesia. Therefore, learning Bahasa Indonesia will allow you to communicate with them. That is a large number of people to have a conversation with!
2. Learn More than One Language
With more than 700 languages spoken over 17000 islands, Indonesian people communicate with one another using the official language, Bahasa Indonesia. Learning Indonesian is like building a bridge to access other local languages as well as the cultural diversities of more than 300 ethnic groups. In addition, both Indonesian and Malaysian are derived from the same root of language, Malayo-Polynesian. Once you learn Indonesian, you’ll also understand Malaysian in no time!
3. One of the Top Tourist Destinations
Planning a trip for the next holiday? Indonesia is home to numerous amazing destinations, including the lands of the Gods ‘Bali’, world’s largest Buddhist temple ‘Candi Borobudur’, and world’s largest living lizard ‘Komodo Dragon’. Knowing some essential Indonesian phrases would help you travel with ease!
4. Business Opportunities
As the largest economy and the only member of G-20 in Southeast Asia, Indonesia offers business opportunities for foreign investors. Speaking Indonesian will give you advantages if you want to expand your business or to have a better career prospect!