Chinese in Indonesia: A Background Study

Statement of Responsibility:
Lim, Hermanto and David Mead
Date:
2011
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.
Extent:
37 pages
Subject:
Language surveys
Country:
Indonesia
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