Indonesian

Definition of Indonesian

In`do`ne´sian
Indonesian race.
The Indonesians [of the Philippines], with the tribal population of some 251, 200, live almost exclusively on the great island of Mindanao. They are not only physically superior to the Negritos, but to the peoples of the Malayan race as well, and are, as a rule, quite intelligent.
- Rep. Phil. Com. , 1902.
a.1.Of or pertaining to Indonesia or Indonesians.
n.1.A member of a race forming the chief pre-Malay population of the Malay Archipelago, and probably sprung from a mixture of Polynesian and Mongoloid immigrants. According to Keane, the autochthonous Negritos were largely expelled by the Caucasian Polynesians, themselves followed by Mongoloid peoples of Indo-Chinese affinities, from mixture with whom sprang the
2.A native or inhabitant of Indonesia.

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Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia
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