geographical name

In·​do·​ne·​sia ˌin-də-ˈnē-zhə How to pronounce Indonesia (audio)
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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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