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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-028

Chinese in Indonesia: A Background Study

Authors  Lim, Hermanto
Mead, David
Abstract  In this document we discuss the fourteen major varieties of Chinese which are reported to be spoken in the country of Indonesia, giving particular attention to the five largest communities: Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew, and Hainan. Additional sections discuss terms which have been used in the Indonesian context for referring to people of Chinese descent, overview of Chinese immigration into Indonesia over the previous centuries, and recent government policy toward Chinese languages and Chinese writing.
  Chinese in Indonesia: A Background Study
Published  2011
Languages  Chinese, Hakka [hak]
Chinese, Mandarin [cmn]
Chinese, Min Bei [mnp]
Chinese, Min Dong [cdo]
Chinese, Min Nan [nan]
Chinese, Pu-Xian [cpx]
Chinese, Wu [wuu]
Chinese, Yue [yue]
Country  Indonesia
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys