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In Indonesian, "Bahasa" is used to refer to any languages in the world.
Bahasa Indonesia = The Indonesian language
Bahasa Inggris = The English language
Bahasa Belanda = The Dutch language
Bahasa Jepang = The Japanese language
Bahasa Korea = The Korean language
- and so on
So linguistically, calling "Bahasa Indonesia" as just "Bahasa" does not make sense.
Saying "I'm learning Bahasa," literally means "I'm learning language."
But which language?
Instead, stick to Bahasa Indonesia, or simply Indonesian.