Indonesian is the official language of Indonesia, a country in the South Pacific made up of approximately 17,508 islands. Most Indonesians speak the language fluently and are often fluent in another regional language too. Indonesian, also referred to as Malay, was originally spoken in Sumatra and in the Indonesian archipelago for half a millennium and can be traced back to the 7th century. Indonesia was at one time a Dutch colony and during that time adopted characters from the Latin alphabet. Indonesian is a melodic language with a distinct island quality and has some very lovely baby names. Use Baby Name World to start your research for locating Indonesian baby names and name meanings.