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Indonesia is a multilingual and multicultural country. There are 746 ethnic languages from various regions in the country, from Sabang to Merauke.

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One part of the Jakarta Youth Pledge museum which was enshrined on Tuesday (27/10/2020).

October has been commemorated as the month of language, with the Youth Pledge of 28 Oct., 1928, as a milestone that made the Indonesian nation maintain one language of unity: Indonesian. The role of the Indonesian language as a part of national identity and a symbol of unity cannot be doubted. The question is, what is the position and function of regional languages in strengthening nationalism? What is the meaning of ethnic languages in relation to the national culture?

Indonesia is a multilingual and multicultural country. There are 746 ethnic languages from various regions in the country, from Sabang to Merauke. The wealth of such a variety of languages places Indonesia as one of the largest language laboratories in the world. As quite frequently written, Papua is an area with the largest number of tribes and languages in Indonesia, with around 300 tribes and more than 270 ethnic languages.

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