I am thinking of experimenting and trying to learn an Austronesian language that my school offers. I have the option of:
Which one is the easiest to pick up and start understanding for a fluent English speaker, who also knows some Chinese?
I also plan on taking Indonesian in addition to one of these languages. I am planning to take Indonesian because it is recommended that you take a second Asian language in the Asian Studies program I am in and I would like to work possibly in that part of SE Asia.
I would like to take an Austronesian language because the culture fascinates me. There is no real need for me to take one of the above, but who knows? It might become useful at some point.