As Indonesia’s Chinese revive original family surnames, others get inspiration from Javanese customs, American culture and Islam

Feb 27, 2022 | INVESTING

Indonesians have a saying that a name is akin to a prayer. So when parents give their child a name, it goes without saying that a certain wish for his or her future is inherent within. This belief has produced some distinctive name-giving traditions rooted in the country’s history and diverse cultures. Since there are some 1,300 ethnic groups in Indonesia, the results are as varied as they are unique.For a minority ethnic group like the Indonesian Chinese, who make up less than two per cent of…

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