The name Indonesia derives from Greek words of Indos (Ἰνδός) and nesos (νῆσος), meaning “Indian islands”. The name dates to the 18th century, far predating the formation of independent Indonesia.
What is the meaning of Indonesia?
Indonesian means belonging or relating to Indonesia, or to its people or culture. 2. countable noun. An Indonesian is an Indonesian citizen, or a person of Indonesian origin.
Who coined the term Indonesia?
After going back and forth with different names, it is believed to be George Samuel Windsor Earl, a British ethnologist, who first coined the term ‘Indunesia’ and introduced it into scientific discourse in 1850.
What does Bobo mean in Indonesian?
Bobo means sleep. We pronounce it by “bobok” (with K) like we spell “book” or “cook” etc.