Frequent question: Are Indonesian people Asians?

Most Indonesian people are genetically close to other East and Southeast Asians. A genetic study about Southeast Asian populations by Liu et al. 2020, found that mostly all Southeast Asian people are closely related to East Asians and have mostly “East Asian-related” ancestry.

What race is an Indonesian?

Indonesians: A Malay People

They are regarded as mix of southern Mongols, Proto-Malays, Polynesians, and in some areas, Arab, Indian or Chinese. The main non-Malay people are ethnic groups who live in West Papua (Irian Jaya, on New Guinea) and nearby islands.

Is Indonesia considered part of Asia?

listen) IN-də-NEE-zhə), officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of over 17,000 islands, including Sumatra, Sulawesi, Java, and parts of Borneo and New Guinea.

What races live in Indonesia?

Around 95% of Indonesians are Native Indonesians (formerly grouped as “Pribumi”), with 40% Javanese and 15% Sundanese forming the majority, while the other 5% are Indonesians with ancestry from foreign origin, such as Arab Indonesians, Chinese Indonesians, Indian Indonesians, and Indos.

What is Indonesian mixed with?

Indonesian people are a mix of different genetic groups of Homo sapiens who travelled from Africa in waves spanning tens of thousands years via different routes to the archipelago.

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Is Indonesian a race or nationality?

There are 1,340 recognised ethnic groups in Indonesia. The vast majority of those belong to the Austronesian peoples.

2010.

Ethnic group Malay
Population (millions) 8.754
Percentage 3.70
Main regions Bangka-Belitung Islands, Jambi, North Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, South Sumatra, West Kalimantan

Is Indonesia by Africa?

Geographically. Geographically speaking, Indonesia should be considered part of Asia. It is almost exclusively considered a Southeast Asian country.

Is Indonesia a poor or rich country?

Indonesia has made a relatively large dent in the global economy. It is the region’s biggest economy and part of the G20 group of the world’s richest nations. Manufacturing is the largest single component of the country’s economy.

Why Indonesia is not Oceania?

Indonesia is 90 % culturally attuned and derived from, South Asia, S. E Asia and little bit from China and Europe. So Indonesia is 90% Asian and an ASEAN and IOF member not an Oceania Nation.

Is Indonesia ethnically diverse?

Indonesia’s motto “Unity in Diversity'” signifies the country’s myriad of cultures and ethnicities with all its people living together largely in peace. As one of the most ethnically diverse societies, Indonesia consists of 1,300 ethnic groups with at least 95 percent native to the archipelago.

What race are Javanese?

Javanese, Indonesian Orang Jawa, largest ethnic group in Indonesia, concentrated on the island of Java and numbering about 85 million in the early 21st century. The Javanese language belongs to the Austronesian (Malayo-Polynesian) family.