Chinese in Indonesia: A Background Study

Statement of Responsibility:
Lim, Hermanto and David Mead
Series Issue:
2011-028
Date:
2011
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-028
Extent:
37 pages
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.
Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Indonesia
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Work Type:
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Subject:
Language surveys
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
41656