Belajar Bahasa Indonesia


Highly Recommended Websites to learn the Indonesian language.

Any seasoned traveler will tell you that the ability to speak the language of your host country will have a huge effect on the quality of your experience there. A basic grasp of such simple, everyday phrases as 'Good morning', 'Thank you', and variations of the theme 'I want to eat/sleep' are enough to explain what you want, make friends, find your way, learn correct prices, and generally make your stay more enjoyable. You'll be amazed at how much you can say with only a 500-word vocabulary.

At first, Indonesian might appear extremely simple. It's a nontonal language with no tense suffixes or prefixes, no case genders or definite articles, no declensions, no conjugations, not even a verb 'to be'. In actuality, however, the very lack of obvious rules makes it difficult to speak the language correctly or express yourself in a natural way. To speak enough Indonesian to get by is easy-easier than English. But to speak Indonesian well is another matter; it's as difficult and sophisticated as any of the world's great languages. But the surprised expressions and smiles of those you address will be your reward.

Selamat belajar!

Highly Recommended Websites

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia), is a nation in Southeast Asia.
Comprising 17,500 islands, it is the world's largest archipelagic state ...

SEAlang Library Javanese Lexicography
With at least 85 million speakers, Javanese is by far the largest of Indonesia’s minority languages.

Digital Dialects Indonesian.
Interactive games for acquiring Indonesian vocabulary.

Learn Indonesian online -
Online at Babbel with our award winning interactive Indonesian online courses. You’ll make fast progress & have fun doing it. Try it out now!.


Indonesian-English-Indonesian Java DictionaryOnline English to Indonesian to English Dictionary.
Sederet.comAn Online Indonesian English Dictionary. In Indonesian, it means: Kamus Indonesia Inggris.

Tutorials and Other Aids for Learners

Wat wil jij lerenEducatieve webgids > Taal > Indonesisch
Bahasa Indonesia ( links to Bahasa Indonesia.
Bahasa IndonesiaFrom The Indonesian Expat Web Site Association.
Beginning IndonesianThe University of Victoria created this website which features more than 160 interactive exercises to help you master the language.

Intensive Language and Study Abroad Programs

Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian StudiesACICIS is a consortium of Australian universities which includes as members most of the country's leading institutions in the field of Indonesian studies.
The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP)At Cornell University, SEAP is designated as a National Resource Center (NRC) by the United States Department of Education 2006 - 2010. As such, the Program is nationally prominent in promoting advanced foreign language training, area and international knowledge in the liberal arts and applied discipline focused on Southeast Asia.
Balai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT)Promoting Indonesian language and culture in Canberra and across Australia
Indonesia Australia Language Foundation (IALF)IALF has schools in Jakarta, Surabaya and Denpasar. It is established under a memorandum of understanding between the Governments ofAustralia and Indonesia to provide Indonesian and English language services.
Indonesian Courses for ExpatriatesFrom the University ATMA Jaya, Pusat Pengajaran Bahasa.
Cinta Bahasa - Indonesian Language SchoolSelamat Datang! Welcome to Cinta Bahasa in Ubud, Sanur, Kuta, and Canggu. We provide high-quality learner-centered Indonesian language training. We focus on you, your specific learning needs and your individual learning goals. We teach the Indonesian that is spoken everywhere, and only if necessary, the rare kind of Indonesian that is only used in textbooks or in formal situations.
Alam Bahasa IndonesiaIndonesian language course in Yogyakarta - a multi language center where foreigners can learn Indonesian language (bahasa Indonesia) as well as its culture and local language in the homelike atmosphere, and where Indonesian nationals can learn foreign languages in the same atmosphere.
Indonesian Studies at the University of SydneyThe Indonesian Studies program offers a major in Indonesian language, which includes some background study of modern Indonesian literature and society.
Westralian Indonesian Language Teachers Association (WILTA)A site for Indonesian language teachers.
Wisma BahasaIndonesia's most Reputable Indonesian Language Training Center.

General Country and Culture Links

Ethnologue Database - IndonesiaDatabase of the different languages of Indonesia.
Maps of Indonesia by Peter LoudBased upon the Digital Chart of the World.
Wiwik Indonesia Travel Homepage - WikiTravelThis site contains a lot of information for travellers who plan to go to Indonesia as well as interresting facts about Indonesia.

Indonesian Newspapers

AntaraThe Indonesian National News Agency.
Banjarmasin Post OnlineSurat kabar nasional terbit di Kalimantan Timur (daily newspaper).
Bali PosSurat kabar nasional terbit di Bali.
Bernas OnlineHarian nasional terbit di Yogyakarta.
Jawa PosKorannya orang Jawa Timur, bebas kertas tak terbatas, mengulas tuntas.
Kedaulatan RakyatSurat kabar daerah dari Yogyakarta, Suara Hati Nurani Rakyat.
KompasAmanat Hati Nurani Rakyat.
News, stories, facts, figures, politics and economyFrom the Washington Post.
Pikiran RakyatDari Rakyat - Oleh Rakyat - Untuk Rakyat.
Pos KupangSuara Nusa Tengara Timur.
Republika OnlineMencerdaskan Kehidupan Bangsa.
Serambi IndonesiaKoran daerah Aceh Serambi Mekah Indonesia.
Sriwijaya PostKoran pertama terbesar di Sumbagsel.
Suara PembaruanMemperjuangkan Harapan Rakyat Dalam Pembangunan Nasional Berdasarkan Pancasila.
Tempo InteraktifBerita Terkini, Berita Hari Ini Indonesia dan Dunia.
Waspada Daily NewsThe most comprehensive information on Medan, Aceh, North Sumatera, as well as national and international news.

Indonesian Economical Magazines

Bisnis IndonesiaHarian Ekonomi. onlineDetikcom: situs warta era digital
Indonesia InvestmentThe one stop site for your Indonesian investment needs.
Warta EconomicThe Economic and Business News Weekly Magazine Indispensible to people who need an accurate, reliable and objective coverage of important economic events.

Indonesian Magazines

AsriMajalah Arsitektur, Interior, Taman dan Lingkungan.
BolaBola Sportsline.
Chip OnlineOnline Service of Indonesia's popular computer magazine (monthly).
Elektro OnlineHomepage Badan Kejuruan Elektro - Persatuan Insinyur Indonesia (BKE-PII).
Info Komputer OnlineInformasi, berita, produk dan analisa komputer.
IntisariTajam, Beragam, Enak Digenggam (monthly magazine).
Popular Edisi OnlineMajalah bulanan populer (monthly magazine).


Java, the heart of the Indonesian Republic. An Orientation to the Culture and Traditions of Java.




  • The Island of Java Java is the fifth-largest island of Indonesia. With a population of 120 million people (65% of the total population in Indonesia) living on an area of 127569 sq. km (7% of the total Indonesian area), it is the most crowded island in the world.
  • Javanese Ceremonies Traditions that are celebrated within the culture of the Indonesian people on Java.
  • Mixed Marriage A mixed marriage is when two people from different cultural backgrounds or different religious traditions or faiths marry.