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Indonesia doesn’t exactly come to mind when you think of countries that celebrate Christmas, as 85% of the population are Muslim. That being said, about 10% are Christians, which amounts to about 20 million people. Plenty of people go to mass on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, and it’s not hard to find Christmas trees or carols in shopping malls all across the archipelago nation. The government even throws an annual Christmas celebration and broadcasts it on TV. Other popular Christmas movies such as “Home Alone” are also commonly shown this month.
To help get you in the holiday spirit by talking about this holiday in Indonesian, here are 20 useful Christmas vocabulary words:
Practice your listening skills by watching this Christmas special from last year:
If that’s too much, then just watch this playlist of Christmas carols in Indonesian. The videos are set up like karaoke so you can even follow along and try to sing in Indonesian!
From all of us here at Transparent Language, we’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, or should we say Selamat Natal!