Who first lived in Indonesia?
Austronesian people, who form the majority of the modern population, are thought to have originally been from Taiwan and arrived in Indonesia around 2000 BCE. From the 7th century CE, the powerful Srivijaya naval kingdom flourished bringing Hindu and Buddhist influences with it.
What is Indonesian skin color?
As generally Indonesians have yellow to brown (dark but not black) skin complexion, apparently there is a need to pursue brighter skin complexion as people perceive white skin color better than darker one.
Who lived in Indonesia before the Dutch?
The first Europeans to establish themselves in Indonesia were the Portuguese in 1512. Following disruption of Dutch access to spices, the first Dutch expedition set sail for the East Indies in 1595 to access spices directly from Asia. When it made a 400% profit on its return, other Dutch expeditions soon followed.
Was Indonesia a part of India?
Both countries are neighbours, as India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Indonesia along the Andaman Sea. The Indian-Indonesian relationship stretches back for almost two millennia.
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