indonesia

christopher figueroa 7th periode

indonesia country

Indonesia the republic of Indonesia is a country in southeast Asia and Oceania. The population in Indonesia is 238 million people. Its the worlds largest population of Muslims. Indonesia is a beautiful country that has lots of islands. Indonesia is a free country.

Geogaphy/Climate

Indonesia climate is equatorial but cooler in the highlights. Indonesia climate takes place in the moutons. Indonesia geography is archipelago of 17,508 islands straddles equator. ategic location astride or along major sea lanes from Indian ocean to pacific ocean.

People and culture

people-50 years of promoting Bhinneka Tunggal IA as the official state motto, the concept of an "Indonesian" remains artificial and the country's citizens divide themselves along a vast slew of ethnicities, clans, tribes and even castes. On a purely numerical scale, the largest ethnic groups are the Javanese (45%) of central and eastern Java.the Sudanese (14%) from western Java.the Madres (7.5%) from the island of Madura, and Coastal Malays (7.5%), mostly from Sumatra. This leaves 26% for the Acehnese and Minangkabau of Sumatra, the Balinese, the Ian and damask of Kalimantan, and a bewildering patchwork of groups in Nusa Tenggara and Papua — the official total is no less than 3000!

culture- There is no one unified Indonesian culture as such, but the Hindu culture of the former Majapahit empire does provide a framework for the cultural traditions of the central islands of Sumatra, Java and Bali. Perhaps the most distinctively "Indonesian" arts are wayang kulit shadow puppetry, where intricately detailed cutouts act out scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana and other popular folk stories, and its accompaniment the gamelan orchestra, whose incredibly complex metallic rhythms are the obligatory backdrop to both religious ceremonies and traditional entertainment. Indonesia is culturally intertwined with the Malay, with notable items such as batik cloth and kris daggers, and Arabic culture has also been adopted to some degree thanks to Islam.

Modern-day Indonesian popular culture is largely dominated by the largest ethnic group, the Javanese. Suharto's ban on Western imports like rock'n'roll, while long since repealed, led to the development of indigenous forms of music like degut, a sultry form of pop developed in the 1970s, and the televised pelvic thrusts of starlet Inuk dramatist in 2003 were nearly as controversial as Elvis once was. Amgun Citi Sami is a talented Indonesian singer who became a famous singer in France. Her single "La neigh au Sahara" became a top hit on the European charts in the summer of 1997.

Most Indonesian films are low budget B movies. "Danu di atlas banal" (1998) is an exception; it won the "best movie" award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival in Taipei, Taiwan (1998).

Indonesian literature has yet to make much headway on the world stage, with torch-bearer PRIMEDIA Ajanta tore's works long banned in his own homeland, but the post-Suharto era has seen a small boom with Abu Tami's Samna breaking both taboos and sales records.

indonesia timeline (historical enents)

425AD-Buddhism arrived in Indonesia.

1942-Japanes invades Dutch East indies and took over Indonesia during world war 2.

1949-The Dutch recognize independence after 4 years of war.

1997-It was reported that drought has destroyed crops across the Indonesia and forced up to 1 million villages into a famine diet. Forest and scrubs fires continued to burn out of control.

2002-Constitutional changes are seen as a step towards democracy.

2010 Jan.1-an anti-smoking group reported that some 400,000 people die each year for smoking.

2010 Oct.26- Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted, prompting terrified villages flee and join the thousand already evacuated from its slopes.

2010 Nov.10-US president Barack Obama visits, hailing Indonesia as an ensample of how a devolving nation can embrace democracy and diversity.

2010 Nov.5-In Indonesia searing gas avalanched down the mount Merapi volcano with a thunderous roar.

2010 Nov.21-In Indonesia the death toll from the Mount Merapi volcano rose to 304 after more victims succumbed to servile burns and illness.