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Independence Day in Indonesia

What Does Independence Day in Indonesia look like?

Independence Day in Indonesia looks a little different than 4th of July in America. On August 17, Indonesians celebrate their independence as a country from the Dutch with a variety of activities. The Dutch occupied Indonesia for 347 years. They heavily influenced Indonesian culture, language and economy during that time. The Japanese then occupied Indonesia…

Learn the basics of the Indonesian language

Learn the Basics of the Indonesian Language

The Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia) is a beautiful language that sounds similar to Spanish. It uses the Latin alphabet just like English. The letters are just pronounced differently (ex. you roll the “r” and “c” is pronounced like “ch”). Bahasa Indonesia is the 6th most spoken language in the world (after Mandarin, English, Hindi, Spanish…