`UNITY IN DIVERSITY’, INDONESIA’S MOTTO, SUMS UP `OUR COMMON HUMANITY’, SAYS SECRETARY-GENERAL IN JAKARTA ADDRESS.
What is Indonesia national bird?
The spectacular Javan Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi), locally known as Elang Jawa was declared Indonesia’s national bird and symbol of all the country’s rare species in 1993. The Javan Hawk-eagle is only found on the island of Java, Indonesia and is one of the world’s least know but most endangered raptors.
Is unity in Indonesia possible?
Indonesia’s national motto Bhinekka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) refers to the variety in the country’s internal composition but also indicates that – despite all differences in its multicultural society – there is a true sense of unity (Indonesianness) among the people of Indonesia.
Is Garuda bird real?
But unlike these, and many other countries, Indonesia’s national emblem is not an actual animal, but a mythological bird from an ancient saga. In Hinduism’s Mahabharata epic, Garuda is a half-human, half-bird creature, with red wings, white face, and a figure so big that it covered the sun whenever he flew by.
What was Indonesia previously called?
Formal Name: Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia; the word Indonesia was coined from the Greek indos—for India—and nesos—for island). Short Form: Indonesia. Former Names: Netherlands East Indies; Dutch East Indies.
What makes Indonesia unique?
It has 139 volcanoes
Indonesia has the third most volcanoes in the world, behind the US and Russia, according to the National Museum of Natural History’s Global Volcanism Program. The volcanic island of Krakatoa, between Java and Sumatra, is perhaps the most famous.