Place Name INDONESIA

TYPE: Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ινδονησια (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

From Greek Ινδος (Indos), referring to the INDUS, combined with νησος (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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Indonesië (Dutch), Indonesien (German), Indonésia (Portuguese)
SAME SPELLING: Indonésia