Indonesian, the official language of Indonesia, is spoken by that nation's approximately 240 million inhabitants. A tropical paradise made up of about thirteen thousand islands, Indonesia annually receives more than 5 million foreign tourists who enjoy the beaches, diving, surfing, and visiting ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples. This reference contains over 20,000 entries of essential, modern Indonesian, and is perfect for businesspeople, students, and travellers. The modern, up-to-date vocabulary includes entries on computers and finance. It is ideal for use by English speakers. Derivative words are given their own entries, instead of being listed by their roots. Other dictionaries require extensive knowledge of the complex system of prefixes and suffixes in order to look up words. Abundant compound words and idiomatic expressions add to the dictionary's usefulness.