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Indonesian to be ASEAN Language?

Discourse in order to encourage Indonesian to become the language of ASEAN rose when ASEAN Summit near comes. Indonesian can be used as the language of ASEAN because it is used by more than a third of ASEAN population. When viewed from the total population, Indonesia and its population is more than a third of the total population of ASEAN countries. If Indonesian is the language of ASEAN, it will add pride for the people of Indonesia.

The proposal regarding the use of Indonesian Language in the sessions of AIPA has surfaced since the initial arrival of the Indonesia Parliament delegation to Hanoi , Vietnam. In its history, Indonesia has its own set of Indonesian as the national language in order to unify the various languages that come from diverse ethnic groups throughout the country.

According to an official  of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Andri Hadi, there are currently 45 countries who teaches Indonesian, including Australia, America, Canada, and Vietnam. Taking the example of Australia, the official explained, even in Australia Indonesian became the fourth popular language.

“There are about 500 schools that teach Indonesian children sixth grade elementary school there who can speak Indonesian,” said Andrew some time ago. Meanwhile, in Vietnam, the Local Government Ho Chi Minh City has announced the Indonesian language as a second language formally in December 2007. Indonesian parallel with English, French, and Japanese as a second language in priority, ” said Indonesia Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City for the period 2007-2008, Irdamis Ahmad. Vietnam is the first ASEAN member to set the language Indonesia as the country’s second official language.

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