Indonesian Culture and Language

Indonesian Alphabet

Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is written in Roman script and less extensively in Jawi script. Words in Indonesian are spelled the way they are pronounced with a few exceptions. Modern spelling was adopted in 1972 in Perfected Spelling System. These are 26 letters of Roman script used in Indonesian. Letter Name Sound Aa a a as …

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History of Indonesia

The Malay Archipelago has been inhabited since prehistoric era. Fossils of Java Man show presences of Homo erectus around 1.5 million years ago. There are traces of prehistoric civilization along river valleys in Bengawan Solo River and Flores Island. Modern inhabitants are Austronesian people, who came to the archipelago around 2000 BCE. Contacts with Indian …

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Indonesia’s Population

One Thing You Must Know about Indonesia There are 237 MILLION people in the country of Indonesia; this makes it the fourth LARGEST country in the world. It is made up of 17,508 islands in which 6000 of them are lived on by Indonesians and tourists.  

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