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Updated: Oct 1, 2022

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Country Name

Indonesia, or officially the Republic of Indonesia.


It is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands.

Indonesia's border neighbors are East Timor, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea.



Reason Of Naming

The name Indonesia derives from the Greek "Indos", and "nesos", which means "Indian islands". In 1850, George Windsor Earl, an English ethnologist, proposed the terms Indonesians and, his preference, Malayunesians—for the inhabitants of the "Indian Archipelago or Malayan Archipelago.


The flag of Indonesia was adopted on 17 August 1945 after gaining independence. The flag consists of two horizontal stripes, where the top one is red and the bottom stripe is white. Several opinions have been expressed on the meaning of Indonesian flag colors.

One opinion is that red stands for courage, while white stands for purity.

Another opinion is that red represents the human body or physical life,