Indonesia: A battlefield of linguistic survival

An opinion piece by Mochamad Subhan Zein about the threat from English and Bahasa Indonesia (the official language) to multilingualism in Indonesia, one of the most multilingual countries in the world, where 637 of the approximately 735 languages spoken are endangered. The articles looks at what can be done to protect local languages. Jakarta Post, 29 January 2011. Read the article.

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