General facts

A Timeline Of Indonesian History

Key dates of Sumatra’s history General 3rd century BC : Indian Ramayana epic mentions a Svarnadvipa or “Gold Island” which is thought to be Sumatra. 4th century : Southern China start to trade with Western India through the Strait of Malacca. 441-563 : Chinese maintains diplomatic ties with a port of the southeast coast known …

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Indonesian Names

Names in Indonesia

A guide to the maze of Indonesian names.