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Nuaulu people

The tribe name Nuaulu means head of the Nua River, which is the ancestral homeland of the Nuaulu people. In the late 19th century or early 20th century, the Nuaulu people were moved down to the coast by the Dutch for purposes of pacification. The ...

Orang Laut

The Orang Laut are several seafaring ethnic groups and tribes living around Singapore, peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian Riau Islands. The Orang Laut are commonly identified as the Orang Seletar from the Straits of Johor, but the term may al ...

Osing people

The Osing people are a community living in the eastern salient of Java, Indonesia, in the easternmost part of East Java. They are the descendants of the people of the ancient Kingdom of Blambangan, whose rulers remained Hindus until they were for ...

Pakistanis in Indonesia

There are hundreds of Pakistanis in Indonesia, mainly of Punjabi origin, who work in different textile industry and in the manufacture of the rice industry. Statistics Fund overseas Pakistanis in 2004 outlined as many as 400 although numbers have ...

Pamona people

Pamona people inhabits almost the entire Poso Regency, parts of Tojo Una-Una Regency and parts of North Morowali Regency, Central Sulawesi; in fact there are some even in East Luwu Regency of South Sulawesi, whereas a small remainder lives in oth ...

Rampasasa

Rampasasa pygmies is a name given to a group of families described as pygmoid or Negrito, native to Waemulu village, Manggarai Regency, Flores, Indonesia, following the discovery of Homo floresiensis in the nearby Liang Bua cave in 2003. The Ramp ...

Rejang people

Rejang people are an Austronesian ethnolinguistic group, native to the some parts of Bengkulu Province and South Sumatera Province in the southwestern part of Sumatera Island, Indonesia. They occupied some area in an cool mountain slopes of the B ...

Rotenese people

Rotenese people are one of the native inhabitants of Rote Island, while part of them reside in Timor. Apart from that, the Rotenese people also settled in islands surrounding Rote Island, such as Ndao Island, Nuse Island, Pamana Island, Doo Islan ...

Sakai people

Sakai is one of the tribal communities in Indonesia traditionally living in the interior of Riau, Sumatra. Some of them still leading the nomadic and Hunter-gatherer lifestyle in the remote interior of Sumatra, while most settled into major citie ...

Sakuddei

The Sakuddei or Sabiroet people are an ethnic group, one of at least eleven, on the island of Siberut, Indonesia. Siberut is the northernmost of the Mentawai Islands which are located 130 km to the west off the coast of Sumatra. The Sakuddei live ...

Sangirese people

Sangirese or Sangihe people are one of the native people to the Sangir Islands in the northern chain of islands in Sulawesi and the southern part of Mindanao. The Sangirese people are fishermen and nutmeg growers in their home areas and also work ...

Sasak people

The Sasak people live mainly on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, numbering around 3.6 million. They are related to the Balinese in language and ancestry, although the Sasak are predominantly Muslim while the Balinese are predominantly Hindu. Sasa ...

Savu people

The Savu people are the people of Savu and smaller neighbouring Raijua in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Savu had little to interest traders from Europe, or neighbouring kingdoms, and it remained largely insular until the late-20th century.

Sika people

The Sika people are an Indonesian ethnic group native to the region of east central Flores between the Bloh and Napung Rivers. In the city of Maumere, the center of the region, Sika people occupy a separate block. The Sika language, which is a me ...

Simeulue people

The Simeulue people are an indigenous group of people inhabiting Simeulue Island off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. They are mostly found in Teupah Barat, Simeulue Timur, Simeulue Tengah, Teupah Selatan and Teluk Dalam districts. The Simeu ...

Singkil people

Singkil people are an ethnic group of people found in Aceh Singkil Regency and Subulussalam, Aceh province, Indonesia. The customs and culture of the Singkil people are very different from the Pakpak people. This is because of the Singkil people ...

Sumba people

The Sumba people are an ethnic group inhabiting Sumba Island, which is divided by four regencies, namely Southwest Sumba Regency, West Sumba Regency, Central Sumba Regency and East Sumba Regency is part of the province of East Nusa Tenggara, Indo ...

Sumbawa people

Sumbawa or Samawa people are an ethnic group of people who live in the western and central region of Sumbawa Island, which comprises West Sumbawa Regency and Sumbawa Regency. The Sumbawa people refer themselves as Tau Samawa people and their lang ...

Sundanese people

The Sundanese are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the Indonesian province of West Java and Banten, which is located at the western part of the Indonesian island of Java. They number approximately 40 million, and form Indonesias second most ...

Tamil Indonesians

Tamil Indonesians are persons of Tamil ancestry living in Indonesia. Majority of them live in Medan in North Sumatra while there are small community in other parts of the country such as Jakarta, Aceh, Riau and Riau Islands. It is estimated that ...

Tau Taa Wana

The Tau Taa Wana is a sub-group of the numerous people who speak variants of the Taa or Pamona language of Eastern Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Tau Taa Wana people referred to themselves as Tao Taa, as in tao means "people" and taa means "not ...

Tenggerese people

The Tenggerese people are a Javanese ethnic group in eastern Java who claim to be the descendants of the Majapahit princes. Their population of roughly 100.000 is centered in 30 villages in the isolated Tengger mountains in the Bromo Tengger Seme ...

Totok

Totok is an Indonesian term of Javanese origin, used in Indonesia to refer to recent migrants of Arab, Chinese or European origins. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it was popularised among colonists in Batavia, who initially coined the ...

Wemale people

The Wemale people are an ethnic group of Seram Island, Indonesia. They number over 7.500 and live in 39 villages of the central area of the island. Like the Alune people in the west, the Wemale people originate from a common ancestral group calle ...

Wolani people

The Wolani or Wodani are a people in the Indonesian Paniai regency of the Papua province of West Papua. Numbering about 5000 in 1992, they are farmers who live in the central highlands northeast of Lake Paniai, along the Kemandoga and Mbiyandogo ...

Yali people

Yali are major tribal group in Papua, Indonesia, and live to the east of the Baliem Valley in the Papuan highlands. The Dani word for "lands of the east" is "yali", from where the Yali took it, without it being a self-identification for their tri ...

Cakraningrat IV

Cakraningrat IV was a ruling prince from West Madura, and a member of the Cakraningrat dynasty which was the subordinate ruler of the Mataram Sultanate. During his reign, he tried to expand his authority to include all Madura Island and East Java ...

House of Mataram

The Mataram dynasty is a reference to a dynasty or family that occupies the throne of the Mataram Sultanate. After the Javanese Revolutionary War in the 18th century to the present, the Mataram dynasty ruled the fragmented monarchs of the Mataram ...

List of Surakarta and Yogyakarta nobility titles

This is a list of noble titles commonly used at the Surakarta and Yogyakarta courts, including the Mangkunegaran and Pakualaman palaces. As the symbols and centres of Javanese culture, the sovereigns of both these courts still hold high esteem in ...

List of Indonesian monarchies

Ambeno, Ambenu, Ambeno Mosu Talip: A state in West Timor. Amanatun: A state in West Timor Loro Manu. The sovereignty was altered in 1962. The palace of the Raja moved from Nunkolo to SoE in 1952. Arun: A state more or less vassal of the Sultanate ...

Joko Tingkir

Joko Tingkir, or sometimes written as Jaka Tingkir, is the founder and the first king of the Sultanate of Pajang. He ruled from 1549 to 1582. He is also known by the title of Sultan Hadiwijaya.

Ratu Kalinyamat

Ratu Kalinyamat or Ratna Kencana was the queen regnant of Kalinyamat and Jepara, a 16th-century Javanese Islamic polity on northern coast of Central Java. She was the daughter of Sultan Trenggana of Demak and the spouse of Sultan Hadlirin. Ratna ...

Kusuma Negara III

Adi Abd al-Majid ibn al-Marhum Panembahan Ismail, Panembahan Kusuma Negara III was the Panembahan of the Sintang traditional state 1905 - 1913. He was born as Ade Usman, the son of his predecessor Sri Paduka Tuanku Ismail, Panembahan Kusuma Negar ...

Rakai Pikatan

Rakai Pikatan was a king of the Sanjaya dynasty Medang Kingdom in Central Java who built the Prambanan temple, dedicated to Shiva, which was completed in 856 AD. Rakai Pikatan was married to the princess Pramodhawardhani, the daughter of the Sail ...

Shima (queen)

Shima was the queen regnant of the 7th century Kalingga kingdom on the northern coast of Central Java circa 674 CE. She introduced a law against thievery to encourage her people to be honest and uphold truth. According to tradition, a foreign kin ...

Sultan Hadlirin

Sultan Hadlirin or also known as Toyib of Kalinyamat, is the duke of Kalinyamat, a vassal of Demak Sultanate. He was dubbed as Sultan Hadlirin because he came to Jepara to propagate Islam in Java. Sultan of Hadliris wife is the princess of Demak, ...

Sutawijaa

Sutawijaya, better known as Panembahan Senopati, formally styled Senopati ing Alaga Sayiddin Kalifatullah Tanah Jawi, was the founder of the Mataram Sultanate.

Andi Abdullah Bau Massepe

Andi Abdullah Bau Massepe was an Indonesian nobleman who initiated attacks against Dutch forces during the National Revolution. He was the son of Andi Mappanyukki. On November 9, 2005, he was conferred the title of National Hero of Indonesia post ...

Ki Sarmidi Mangunsarkoro

Ki Sarmidi Mangunsarkoro acted as the Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia in 1949 until 1950. He is now regarded as a National Hero of Indonesia.

Abdullah bin Alwi Alatas

Sayyid Abdullah bin Alwi Alatas was a Dutch East Indies merchant, landlord, and philanthropist of Arab descent from the Ba Alawi sada clan. Alatas is also the owner of the Cikini House after it was bought from Raden Saleh. He also inherited anoth ...

Balaputra

Balaputradewa was the maharaja of Srivijaya in the 9th century CE as well as the former head of the Sailendra dynasty. He was the youngest son of the preceding Sailendran maharaja, Samaratunga, through marriage with Dewi Tara who was in turn the ...

Sunan Dalem

Sunan Dalem, whose real name was Sheikh Maulana Zaenal Abidin, is a Wali propagator of Islam from Gresik, East Java. He is known as the successor to the second Sultanate of Giri Kedaton since 1506, after his father Sunan Giri died. Sunan Dalems r ...

Dharmasetu

Dharmasetu was an 8th-century maharaja of Srivijaya. Under his reign, he successfully incorporated Pan Pan, a kingdom located in the north of the Malay Peninsula into Srivijayan sphere of influence before 775 AD. At an old monastery of Nakhon Si ...

Sunan Drajat

Sunan Drajat was born in 1470 CE. He was one of the Wali Songo or "nine Saints", along with his father Sunan Ampel and his brother Sunan Bonang. He was a descendant of Majapahit nobility in Tuban and a Chinese captain named Gan Eng Cu. Like his b ...

Haji Sumatrabhumi

Haji Sumatrabhumi was a king of Srivijaya Kingdom who sent envoys to the Chinese Song dynasty in 1017. His name is recorded in Li Taos Xu Zizhi Tongjian Changbian as Xiachi Suwuzhapumi. The title "Haji" was generally a denomination for a vassal k ...

Sunan Murya

Sunan Murya is, according to the Babad Tanah Jawi manuscripts, one of the Wali Sanga involved in propagating Islam in Indonesia. He was born as Raden Umar Said, as the son of Sunan Kalijaga and Dewi Soejinah sister of Sunan Giri. Therefore, he is ...

Pramodhawardhani

Pramodhawardhani was the queen consort of king Rakai Pikatan of Medang Kingdom in 9th century Central Java. She was the daughter of Sailendran king Samaratungga. Her royal marriage to Pikatan, the prince of Sanjaya dynasty, was believed as the po ...

Radja

Radja is an Indonesian rock band. The band formed in Jakarta on 17 March 2001, and originally consisted of lead vocalist Ian Kasela, guitarist Moldy Mulyadi, bassist Shuma, and drummer Adit. The band is currently based in Bogor. The bands name is ...

SambaSunda

SambaSunda is an Indonesian ethnic music fusion group based in Bandung, the capital and cultural centre of Sundanese culture, West Java, Indonesia. SambaSunda are a 14-piece ensemble bringing together a pan-Indonesian array of instruments and inf ...

Ali Shahab

Ali Shahab was an Indonesian film director, screenwriter, journalist, and novelist. Before entering the world of film, Ali was active as a journalist in a number of mass media, one of whom had become the editor in chief of Indonesia Jaya. He has ...