Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why does the Indonesian and Japanese language have some words also used in English?

like, "ekonomi" and "bisnis", meaning economy and business.

Surely they have been speaking Indonesian for thousands of years just like we have been speaking English for thousands of years, don't they have their own words for "economy" and "business"? Did it come from the dutch language given the Dutch colonisation and the English language's similarity with Dutch?

Also, what about Japanese? I used to learn a bit of Japanese and we said things like "orengi" for orange. Doesn't Japanese have

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