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IndonesianEdit

NounEdit

bahasa baku (plural bahasa-bahasa baku, first-person possessive bahasa bakuku, second-person possessive bahasa bakumu, third-person possessive bahasa bakunya)

  1. (sociolinguistics) high language variety, usually as codified by prescriptive authorities
    Synonyms: ragam baku, ragam formal
    Antonyms: bahasa percakapan, bahasa vernakular

Usage notesEdit

  • The term does not seem to include colloquialisms. It is often translated as "standard language".

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