Bahasa Indonesian Translation Service

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When it comes to Indonesian Translation, the difficulties of translating Bahasa Indonesia into and from English stem from the fact that the language is used freely and as such deviates from what is formally prescribed by the language’s official body, Tatabahasa Indonesia Baku. This violation occurs even in written form where formal rules are supposed to be adhered to.

As the official language of Indonesia, the language is used by its population of more than 260 million people. Also known as the country of a thousand islands, Indonesia is the 4th most populous nation in the world. If you are targeting the Indonesian market, it makes perfect sense to seriously consider having your English to Bahasa Indonesia translation done by certified professional translators.

With such a huge population and a stable government, Indonesia’s economy is growing steadily. According to Wikipedia, Indonesia has the largest economic growth among Southeast Asian nations, and the media coverage about the fact that the ex-president of the USA, Barack Obama, spent a few of his formative years in Indonesia, certainly helped Indonesia to gain international attention.

But this is only the tip of the iceberg. Even if one is familiar with what is prescribed by Tatabahasa Indonesia Baku, one still has to deal with the differences in grammatical structure, word choice, word collocation, sentence pattern, and structure, etc. As an evolving language, updates are frequent and if one does not keep abreast of the development of the languages, one’s translation may be misunderstood.

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Did you know that there are more than 700 native languages spoken in Indonesia?

In fact, with 731 languages spoken, Indonesia ranks second just after Papua New Guinea as the country with the second most languages spoken in one country. Being the 14th largest country in the world in terms of land area and the 7th largest country, if you consider the combination of sea and land area, it is no surprise that Indonesia is as diverse as it is huge.

The official language however is Bahasa Indonesia, which is very similar to Bahasa Malay (but try not to mention this in front of any Indonesian if you do not want to be frowned upon). Despite the official status of Bahasa Indonesia, it is not the language with the largest number of speakers in Indonesia. Instead, with around 17 million speakers, Bahasa Indonesia ranks behind Javanese and Sundanese with approximately 83 million and 30 million speakers respectively.

Bahasa Indonesia, however, acts as a “unifying language” for all Indonesians as it is used officially by government agencies and the mass media for educational, commerce, business, and official purposes.

English is the most widely spoken foreign language in Indonesia, despite the country being colonized by the Dutch for more than 300 years. That being said, the influence of the Dutch language on Bahasa Indonesia is quite evident.


When it comes to Indonesian translation, it is always about getting the right native Indonesian translators with sufficient training and professional experience to produce Indonesian translations that are fit for their purpose.

Our Indonesian translations are supported by accredited Indonesian Translators registered with HPI (Indonesia Translators Association). HPI has almost 3000 qualified Indonesian translators in its membership. As such, Bahasa Indonesia translation is one of the many languages we excel in. When you work with us for your professional Bahasa Indonesia translation requirement, you know you are getting expert advice and solutions from a network of native professional linguists from Indonesia.

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With more than 2 decades of experience in providing English to Bahasa Indonesia translation services, as well as translation from Indonesian to English and Indonesian related language pairs, we are well prepared to share this valuable knowledge with you.

Thanks to our ISO 17100 certification and more than 20 years of experience in providing Indonesian translation solutions for the Indonesian market, you know your Indonesian translations are in good hands. Let our professional team of linguists and project managers handle the tedious task of translation for you, leaving you with more time to do what matters most to you: your business.

Contact us now at +65 6576 0138 or fill up our web inquiry form immediately. We are ready to share our experience with you.


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With more than 20 years of proven excellence in translation services, Lingua Technologies International is one of the pioneers in offering Multilingual Translation Service Solution to Singapore and the region. The company takes pride in making translation an invaluable experience. With the ISO 17100 certification, you now have peace of mind that your translation projects are always processed and handled by professionals in accordance with the guidelines and standards outlined in this ISO certification specification developed for Translation Businesses worldwide. Let our professional team of linguists and project managers handle the tedious task of translation for you, leaving you with more time to do what matters most to you: your business.