For persons age 5 or older
[Questions 209-214 were asked of persons aged 5+.)
211. Is [the respondent] able to speak Indonesian?
 1 Yes
 2 No
Cannot speak Indonesian
NIU (not in universe)
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Household members 5 years and older
Questions 209 through 214 are asked only to those household members who are 5 years old or older. See Q204; if the age is 05, 06, 07? 98, then continue the interview with Q209 through Q214. If Q204 has entries 00, 01, 02, 03, or 04, then the interview with this household member is complete and Q209 through Q221 should be left blank. The interview should continue with the next household member.
Question 211: Ability to Speak the Indonesian Language
Able to speak Indonesian language
A person is said to be able to speak the Indonesian language if the household member understands what is being said (heard by the household member) and can speak words in the Indonesian language which are understood by others.
In particular, a person who is deaf and mute is considered to be able to speak Indonesian if he/she understands expressions in Indonesian.
One way to determine if a person has this ability is to ask the question in Indonesian: "Can you speak Indonesian?"(Don't translate this question into the local language even though the interview is being conducted in the local language.) If the respondent understands the question, then he/she is assumed to be able to speak the Indonesian language so the enumerator should make a mark in the oval for code 1. On the other hand, if the respondent gives signs that he/she doesn't seem to understand the question, for example, he/she asks the meaning of the question, then the respondent is considered not to be able to speak the Indonesian language and the enumerator should make a mark in the oval for code 2.
This variable indicates whether the person can speak Indonesian.