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In a message dated 2000/06/08 06:56:32 AM, Barry Garcia wrote:

>Question on Bahasa Indonesia: is the lexicon mainly from one Indonesian
>language? In other words, how did they come up with the lexicon for the
>language?
>

    It's a mix of Malay, Pali/Sanskrit, Arabic, & Indonesianized
international words (i.e. cybernetics ===> _sibernatika_). A truly polyglot
language & IMHO a better IAL (International Auxiliary Language) for this
reason as well as the fact that it is supposedly the easiest language this
side of pidgin languages to learn quickly.

    zHANg