When you hear Indonesian and Malaysian, it seems like they are two completely different languages, but in fact, these two languages are quite similar. It is true that Malaysia and Indonesia are neighboring countries, although they are separated by the sea. It may be that they are now separate countries only because their former suzerainties were different countries. The area once dominated by the British has become Malaysia, and the area once dominated by the Dutch has become Indonesia.
To make matters more complicated, there is also the existence of the concept of 'Malay' apart from the concept of 'Malaysian'. Malay language, referring to the main Austronesian languages spoken in the region around the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia, and in the broadest sense of the word it includes both Malaysian and Indonesian.
In any case, although there are some differences between Malaysian and Indonesian languages, they are close enough to be able to communicate with each other without difficulty. I looked up the word 'coconut' and found that it is Kelapa in Indonesian and also Kelapa in Malaysian.
May 31, 2020
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