Indonesia Inquiry

Slang & Acronym in One

October 1, 2011 Language Learning Travel & Living Abroad 0

Bahasa Indonesia and its regional or city variations have lots of interesting slang words and phrases.  Sometimes these slang words are also acronyms, of which many Indonesians are also fond of using in their daily speech.

Here is one example:

ABG / Abégé  refers to “teenagers.”  ABG stands for “Anak Baru Gede.”  The translation is “A child who has just grown up.”

The original Indonesian term is “remaja,” which means “teen.”

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