• republic of indonesia, country consisting of over 13000 islands located in the malay archipelago between indochina and australia
• the republic of indonesia is a country in the south china sea, off the coast of south-east asia. it is the world's most populous muslim country. it consists of over 13,000 islands and is the largest archipelago in the world. the main islands are sumatra, java, part of borneo (known as kalimantan), sulawesi (celebes) and irian jaya (west new guinea). it was a dutch colony from the 17th century until 1945 and was occupied by japan from 1942 to 1945. following a failed communist coup in 1965, half a million communists and ethnic chinese were killed in army purges. dr sukarno, the first president, ruled until 1967. indonesia annexed east timor in 1975. its occupation has resulted in the deaths of an estimated one-third of the inhabitants. general suharto, of golkar, became president in 1968. there are two legal opposition parties. indonesia produces oil and is a member of opec. it is also a member of the association of south east asian nations. it is a major producer of natural rubber.
• indonesian, official language of indonesia