Glossary

Learn Bahasa Indonesia with us! This page will list common phrases or words in bahasa that will appear frequently in postings.

 

apa itu? | what is that?

asli | original, indigenous, native

bahasa | language

barat | west

bicara | to speak

bubur | traditional, savory Indonesian rice porridge

harus | must

Ibu | mother, or term used to address an older woman

kampung | village

kebun raya | botanical garden

latihan | practice

mau | want

nusantara | archipelago

pasar | market

pulau | island

saya | I, me (formal)

selamat jalan | happy travels

selatan | south

tidak | no

timur | east

utara | north

warung | small shop selling a variety of goods; can be food or snacks