Story Behind The Name Of Indonesia

Story Behind The Name Of Indonesia

Story Behind The Name Of Indonesia | All came from the desire to sail to India columbus. The trip is funded queen isabela of Castilian Spanish is oriented to seek the extension area of power. But in 1492, Colombus actually strayed into the Bahamas. However colombus remains "ngeyel" that he had reached India. In fact, when he met with the natives (there humans know before Columbus), Colombus actually referred to them as the Indians (Indians). History shows that the massacre of the Indians was inevitable.

Misunderstanding of the white explorers like Columbus extends, so that the white people thought that stretched from Persia and China is India. No wonder, if the Dutch had come along to misunderstand. Figuring the island of Sabang to Merauke, as India also (ost india / india east). Be us in colonial times used to be called the "indie", with the government of the Dutch East Indies

The assumption that we have included Indians continued until, in 1850, an annual scientific magazine Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia in Singapore published an article of An ethnologist of England, George Samuel Windsor Earl. In the article Earl propose two names, Indunesia and Melayunesia (nesos in Greek means island).

In the same newspaper, James Richardson Logan of Scotland also wrote an article that essentially the same, namely the need for a distinctive name for these islands. Since the name of the Indian Archipelago (Indies) it was too long and confusing. So he picked up the discarded Indunesia name Earl, and the letter "U" is replaced by "O" to make it easier to pronounce. Reasons Logan chose this name is because he prefers to use the term Geographic pure "Indonesia" which is a synonym of the Indies than the proposed terms of Ethnography Melayunesia Earl.

Story Behind The Name Of Indonesia | Since that time Logan consistently use the name of Indonesia in scientific writings. And gradually the term spread among scientists to the field of ethnology and geography. Until the 1920s, the name of Indonesia which is a term in the science of ethnography and geography were taken over by the leaders of the movement of freedom fighters. So the name of Indonesia has a political meaning, namely the identity of a nation fighting for its independence on occupiers (the Netherlands). One is Indische Vereeniging which turned into the Association of Indonesia.

Association of Indonesia itself is an organization that aims to fight for the rights of Indonesian citizens from invaders. Characters who are members of this organization include: Iwa Koesoema Soemantri, Nazir Pamoentjak, A.A Maramis, Soekiman Wirosandjojo, Mohammad Hatta, and others. Previously, this group called the Indische Vereeniging. New on the meeting of members dated February 8, 1925 Vereeniging Indonesische name was changed to "Association of Indonesia". From here on, the organization began to introduce the name of Indonesia in the international arena.

In 1926 in the town of Bierville, France held a congress for peace, which was attended by various countries in the world. Indonesiapun Association sent a delegation to attend the event in order to continue his propaganda. Mohammad Hatta, who was then the chairman of the Indonesian Association had the opportunity to address a congress. She and several delegations from Asia expressed the resolution that essentially that the oppression of other nations against the spirit of peace. And the importance of freedom for nations to self-determination.

The resolution submitted by the Congress received with great sound. The reception was not only recognizes the right of every nation to self-determination. But also certify each struggle to overthrow colonial rule.

The first step to introduce our homeland Indonesia abroad made successfully. The name "Indonesia" need not be filed in the resolution. During M. Hatta were there and after hearing his speech at the opening of the congress, all the people there refer to Indonesia. The Dutch are on the opening still call "Dutch East Indies", said it did not repeat them again. In the debate or in other talks. In their writings to the outside, to the friend and general inquiries, they call "Indonesia". In the agenda of congressional leaders, the name of Indonesia has been recorded. May not be exchanged back to the Dutch East Indies (Indies-neerlandaises).

Finally, Indonesia became the name of our beloved country. We are all obliged proud that we have the name of this clothing, and striving for prosperity. Life Indonesia!

Story Behind The Name Of Indonesia | Indonesia itself is a language can be interpreted as the "Indies", because this word is a synonym for Indian Archipelago.

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