Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Dutch East IndiesIndonesia A country of southeast Asia in the Malay Archipelago including Sumatra, Java, Timor, Sulawesi, the Moluccas, parts of Borneo and New Guinea, and many smaller islands. First settled by Austronesian-speaking peoples from the Asian mainland, the islands were the site of kingdoms allied with India before the arrival of Arab traders (14th century) who introduced Islam, which became the dominant religion. The Dutch East Indies Company controlled the territory from 1602 to 1798, when authority was turned over to the government of the Netherlands. In 1945 Indonesia declared its independence, which was finally achieved in 1949. Jakarta, on Java, is the capital and the largest city. Population: 235,000,000.

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  • proper n. Country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Republic of Indonesia.

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  • n. a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ἰνδός (Indos, "Indus River") + νῆσος (nēsos, "island") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • JAKARTA, INDONESIA - During its two-year wait for a visit from President Obama, Indonesia found other ways to celebrate the country's most famous former resident.

    Obama's visit to Indonesia mixes pride with a dose of reality

  • Yusuf Ahmad/Reuters INDONESIA TORRENTS: Villagers carried a motorcycle in a flooded village in Palopo, Indonesia, Wednesday.

    Today's Photos: Nov. 5

  • MANOKWARI, INDONESIA - A jet carrying about 100 passengers skidded off the runway into a shallow river as it landed in Indonesia on Tuesday, injuring some 20 people, officials said.

    www.hardwarezone.com.sg

  • JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Long shadowed in the United States by dark rumors that he attended a radical Muslim school while growing up in Indonesia, President Obama faces pressure from some old school pals to finally come clean about the past.

    Prison Planet.com

  • Tour the edge of mt bromo volcano w/indonesia adventure capitalists PaulFDavis. com Saya cinta Indonesia

    WN.com - Photown News

  • JAKARTA, INDONESIA : Gunmen raided a police station killing three police officers in the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, local media said Wednesday.

    Gunmen attack Indonesian police station, kill 3 officers - World News, 47294

  • According to him, he build this Pemuda themes dedicated to Hari Blogger Nasional (indonesia) and Hari Sumpah Pemuda (Indonesia).

    JAUHARI | Everything Is POSSIBLE

  • In indonesia the brits did the same thing, use the Japanese soldiers to maintain law and order in Indonesia, of course it sort of failed with the battle of surabaya

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  • In indonesia the brits did the same thing, use the Japanese soldiers to maintain law and order in Indonesia, of course it sort of failed with the battle of surabaya wu lah, it was called the gremlin force. can check on the net. i think the rearmed japanese killed at least a few hundred vietminhs。

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  • INDONESIA: Indonesia vehicle sales overtake Thailand

    Daily automotive news and comment - from just-auto.com

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