Tag: "Polynesia"

English to Indonesian Translation Challenges

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Indonesian, also known as Bahasa Indonesia, is an Austronesian language, specifically part of the Malayo-Polynesian family. It is the official language of Indonesia, but is spoken in Australia, Singapore, the U.S., and other countries. Indonesian is actually a standardized form of Malay that has been used for centuries by the people living […]

Top Three Languages of Indonesia

By Sarah-Claire Jordan Indonesia is often one of those countries that Americans know very little about, unless they have made it a point to read about or have visited it. Most people know that it can be found somewhere in the south of the Pacific Ocean, more or less in between mainland Asia and Australia, […]

The Challenges of Chuukese Translation and Interpretation

Chuukese is the official language of Chuuk, an island group approximately halfway between Hawaii and the Philippines. Chuuk is part of Micronesia, located in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean inhabiting thousands of islands, atolls and islets. Polynesia is more widely known, with islands such as Samoa, Fiji and Tuvalu. Melanesia claims the larger […]