Indonesia

/ɪndəˈniʒə/ (say induh'neezhuh)

noun
a republic in South-East Asia, consisting of a group of about 13 000 islands lying between the Malay Peninsula and New Guinea, principally Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan (part of Borneo), Sulawesi (Celebes), Irian Jaya (Western New Guinea), the Maluku Islands, Bali, and the western part of Timor; a Netherlands colony before independence in 1945; a republic since 1950; the former Portuguese colony of East Timor was part of Indonesia from 1976 to 2002. 1 919 443 km2. Languages: Bahasa Indonesia, also many local languages, mainly Javanese. Currency: rupiah. Capital: Jakarta.
Formerly, Dutch East Indies.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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