Indonesian, also known as Bahasa Indonesia, is a standardized form of Malay language spoken in Indonesia, where it is the official language, as well as in parts of Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. It has over 250 million speakers worldwide. Indonesian has a rich history and has been influenced by various languages, including Sanskrit, Arabic, Dutch, and English. It is written using the Latin alphabet with some additional characters, and has a relatively simple grammar structure compared to other languages, with a system of affixes. Indonesian is known for its literature, music, and art, and is an important language for trade and commerce in Southeast Asia.