Type Country
Scripts 인도네시아(Korean Hangul) Ἰνδονησία(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /in.do.ˈnɛ.sia/(Indonesian, Malay) /ˌɪn.doʊ.ˈni.ʒə/(English) /in.do.ne.ɕi.a/(Korean)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Greek Ἰνδός (Indos), referring to the Indus, combined with νῆσος (nesos) meaning "island". This name has been used since the 18th century by colonial powers to refer to the Indonesian archipelago and since 1945 to refer to the independent nation.

Related Names

RootsIndos + nesos
Other Languages & CulturesIndonezija(Bosnian) Indonisha(Burmese) Indonezija(Croatian) Indonésie(Czech) Indonesien(Danish) Indonesië(Dutch) Indonésie(French) Indonesien(German) Indonisia(Greek) Indonezya(Hebrew) Indoneshia(Japanese) Indonésia(Javanese) Indonēzija(Latvian) Indonezija(Lithuanian) Indonezija(Macedonian) Andonezi(Persian) Indonésia(Portuguese) Indonezija(Serbian) Indunisiyawa(Sinhalese) Indonezija(Slovene) Indonésia(Sundanese) Indonesien(Swedish) Indonisia(Thai)
Same SpellingIndonésia


Entry updated December 7, 2022