Arabic-Persian loanwords in the Indonesian language are already existed from many years ago. Since Indonesia contains so many Muslims believe that makes sense that the language is also influenced by some Arabian and Persian such as happen in Chinese loanwords in the Indonesian language.
Language in the Indonesian people comes from so many histories that influenced the country sentenced the Indonesian language as the national language. In society, there are so many languages in Indonesia that come from Indonesian cultures and tribes as the famous tribe in Indonesia.
That makes sense if Arabic-Persian loanwords in the Indonesian language become part of it. The affiliate culture of some Arabic and Persian that bring so much Islamic culture makes Indonesian learn their language as well. It even appears in some common girl names in Indonesia and common boy names in Indonesia.
The Arabic-Persian loanword in the Indonesian language spreads easily even from mouth to mouth. Moreover, most Indonesian look excitedly loves everything that comes from Arabian and Persian culture.
Speaking of it, here we have some of the Arabic-Persian loanwords in the Indonesian language that you can find in daily life. Let’s see some of them on the list below!
|No.||Indonesia Loanword||Arabic-Persian origin||Meaning|
|1||Abad||Abad||A hundred years|
|2||Abjad||Abjad||Letter of alphabet|
|5||Acar||Acar||Kind of pickled vegetables made from cucumber and carrots|
|8||Akhir||Akhir||The end of something|
|11||Asyik||Ashiq||Enjoy or busy with something the love|
|12||Awal||Awwal||To start something|
|13||Awam||Awamm||Common people in society|
|14||Azan||Adhan||Call of prayer|
|18||Badui||Badawi||Baduy tribes in Banten|
|20||Batin||Batin||Inner or deeper thoughts|
|21||Bidak||Baidaq||The chess pion|
|30||Eja||Hija||Spelling the alphabet|
|32||Fitri||Fitr||Clean and pure|
|44||Kadar||Qodar||The size that related to measuring something|
|46||Lazim||La zim||Common things|
|48||Mahir||Mahir||Smart that relates to clever people|
|49||Malas||Mallets||Tired and sometimes it shows a laziness|
|62||Talak||Talaq||Words before divorce|
|69||Waris||Warith||Relate to the will|
So, there are some of the Arabic-Persian loanwords in the Indonesian language that are so popular in Indonesia. Most of them can be found easily in daily life as part of the conversation.
You can find them not only in some easy conversation with friends but also in government conversation. Are you also said one of those words casually? Which becomes your favorite?