a. A native or inhabitant of Indonesia.
b. A person of Indonesian ancestry.
2. A native or inhabitant of the Malay Archipelago.
3. A subfamily of Austronesian that includes Malay, Tagalog, and the languages of Indonesia.
4. A dialect of Malay that is the official language of Indonesia. Also called Bahasa Indonesia.
Of or relating to Indonesia, the Indonesians, or their languages or cultures.
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