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Sumatra has around 52 languages.

Indonesia has hundreds of languages throughout the archipelago of 13,000 islands. Bahasa Indonesia (or Indonesian language) which implemented throughout the whole archipelago after Indonesian gained independence from the Dutch in 1945 on 17th August.

Indonesian

When Sakarno took control off Indonesia during the 1949 independence from the Dutch, he implemented one language across the archipelago - bahasa Indonesia.

This is taught in all Indonesian schools along with the local language and English in some schools.

English - Indonesian translator/dictionary

Sumatran Languages

Achenese

Toba Batak

Padangese

    

Last updated 16th September 2008

 



 

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