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One Nation, One People, One Language

Martin Harper

Editore: EUM – Edizioni Università di Macerata
pp. 313 ISBN: 9788860563675
ed. 2013
Formati: Stampa
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The Republic of Indonesia is a chain of islands between Asia and Australia comprisingJava, Bali, Sumatra, Sulawesi, three-quarters ofBorneo and halfof NewGuinea. Until the 20111 century, the archi pelago was more like a continent than a country, home to hundreds of ethnlc groups wlth nelther a common racla lldentlty, a common culture nora com mon tongue to unite them.ln thls dlvlded state, lts lnhabltants succumbed to a successlon of forelgn powers, from the Portuguese and tne Spanisn to the Dutcn, the British and the Japanese. This book tells the story of how a particular dialect of Malay was adopted as the nationalist movemerrt's language of unity and the role it played in facilitating a struggle for self-determination which, by 1950, had culminated in full explains how history has moulded Bahasa Indonesia (the lndonesian language), how Bahasa Indonesia shaped history, and the extent to which the ideai of HOne Nation, One People, One Language", espoused at the lndoneslan Youth congress of 1928, has been reallzed.