In·​do·​ne·​sian | \ ˌin-də-ˈnē-zhən How to pronounce Indonesian (audio) , -shən \

Definition of Indonesian

1a : a native or inhabitant of the Republic of Indonesia
b : the language based on Malay that is the national language of the Republic of Indonesia
2 : a native or inhabitant of the Malay Archipelago

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Indonesian adjective

First Known Use of Indonesian

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of Indonesian was in 1850

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“Indonesian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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