The vast majority of those belong to the Austronesian peoples. Based on ethnic classification, the largest ethnic group in Indonesia is the Javanese who make up about 40% of the total population.
Are Javanese and Indonesian the same?
Indonesian or Javanese? is Indonesian. Indonesian is widely used by every people in Indonesia, and most of all people know Indonesian. Javanese is a traditional language of Javanese ethnicity, a certain group of people as a part of Indonesia.
Why do most people in Indonesia live in Java?
Originally Answered: Why is Java so densely populated relative to other Indonesian islands? Java volcanic soil is more fertile than the rest of the archipelego and the island has more farmland and hence can carry a larger population.
What is Java called today?
During these colonial times, the Dutch introduced the cultivation of commercial plants in Java, such as sugarcane, rubber, coffee, tea, and quinine. In the 19th and early 20th century, Javanese coffee gained global popularity. Thus, the name “Java” today has become a synonym for coffee.
Is Javanese still spoken?
Javanese is the largest of the Austronesian languages in number of native speakers. It has several regional dialects and a number of clearly distinct status styles.
|Native speakers||82 million (2007)|
|Language family||Austronesian Malayo-Polynesian Javanese|
|Early forms||Old Javanese Middle Javanese|
What percentage of Indonesia is Chinese?
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