Indonesia

geographical name

In·​do·​ne·​sia ˌin-də-ˈnē-zhə How to pronounce Indonesia (audio)
-shə
country in southeastern Asia in the Malay Archipelago comprising Sumatra, Java, southern and eastern Borneo, Sulawesi, western Timor, western New Guinea, the Moluccas, and many adjacent smaller islands; formerly (as the Netherlands Indies) an overseas territory of the Netherlands; capital Jakarta area 735,358 square miles (1,904,569 square kilometers), population 262,787,000 see also indonesian sense 1

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“Indonesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indonesia. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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