The perseverance of Betawi language in Jakarta
The Jakarta Post
PREMIUM Among Indonesia's estimated 746 indigenous languages, Betawi is one of the most widely-spoken. Also known as Batavi, Betawi Malay, Jakarta Malay and Melayu Jakarte, this language is listed as one of the country's active local languages. The term Betawi is etymologically derived from Batavia, the original and official name given to Jakarta by the Dutch. Spoken by about 2.7 million p...