Loc asked in TravelAsia PacificMalaysia · 9 months ago

Can Malaysians and Indonesians understand each other?

2 Answers

  • 9 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    I would say 80-90% of the words. Some words are similar, but have different meanings which can cause misunderstanding, such as "budak", which means kids in Malay, but it means slaves in Indonesian language.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Yes, to a large extent. Bahasa Indonesia is based on Malay

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