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Old 04-22-2014, 09:40 PM
 
Location: East coast
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So many words we share from before writing.
A lot of people were illiterate in much of history anyways. Only recently did the majority of people, like in developed countries today read and write books and other texts, so most language was done talking face to face, neighbor to neighbor.
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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Cool! It's a truly international word.

Roti=roti=roti
Kopi=coffee
the=tea=chai=cha
dua=deux=do
sabun=savon=soap
tofu=tahu
tandoor is all over Asia
air=water (oops)


So many words we share from before writing.
Sanskrit language influence bahasa indonesia and west indonesian native language quiet heavily explaining some minor similarities, and also a lot terms here are also borrowed from chinese, portuguese, dutch and some english.
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