Professional Bahasa Translation Service
Bahasa is the national and official language of Indonesia. It is also known as Bahasa Indonesia (meaning Language of Indonesia) or Indonesian. The term ‘Bahasa’ used by English speakers only means language and is not actually the official term for the Indonesian language.
Bahasa Indonesia is spoken by almost the whole population of Indonesia and that amounts to a huge figure of 240 million people. This obviously leads to considerable translation requirements and at Tomedes we keep getting Bahasa translation projects on a regular basis. We’ve carried out translations between many language pairs including Bahasa to English and English to Bahasa translation.
- Bahasa has been derived from the Classical Malay language that was spoken in the Riau-Johor Sultanate. It belongs to the Western Malayo-Polynesian subgroup under Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family.
- In Indonesia, most residents speak a regional language or local dialect along with Bahasa. The local dialects include Balinese, Javanese, Sundanese, Chinese and Minangkabau.
- Since Indonesian is a standard form of Malay, both languages are mutually intelligible. However some differences do exist in accent, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling and diction. These differences have come around primarily from Javanese and Dutch influences on Indonesian on one hand and English influence on Malay on the other.
- The standard form of Bahasa Indonesia is not used frequently in daily communication. One can find it used on television/radio news broadcasts or in newspapers and books but rarely in daily conversations. Though most languages around the world share this characteristic that is they are rarely spoken following the correct rules on a day to day basis, in the case of Indonesian the difference between the correct standard form of the language and what is spoken commonly is quite high. This happens because the country is home to a large number of regional languages which influence the spoken form of Indonesian.
- Bahasa Indonesian is agglutinative and new words are usually created through formation of compound words, affixation or reduplication.
- In contrast to English the adjectives used in Bahasa language follow the nouns described by them.
- Indonesian has been heavily influenced by a number of languages including Sanskrit, Chinese Portuguese, Dutch, Arabic, Persian, and several others, including a few Austronesian languages.
- Bahasa Indonesia is written with the Latin alphabet, and is usually phonetically consistent.
Tomedes offers high quality and professional Bahasa translation services through professional translators who are specialized in a variety of domains. At Tomedes you can get Bahasa document translation to and from almost any other language and in many fields like legal translation, business translation, web site translation and medical translation among others.
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