Are Indonesians of Chinese descent?

Are Indonesians ethnically Chinese?

Ethnic Chinese make up less than 5 percent of Indonesia’s population, but they control many of its large conglomerates and much of its wealth.

What race are Indonesians considered?

Background

Ethnic groups Population (million) Percentage
Sundanese 31.765 15.4
Malay 8.789 4.1
Madurese 6.807 3.3
Batak 6.188 3.0

Are Peranakan Chinese?

In Singapore and Malaysia the term Peranakan refers primarily to Straits-born Chinese—that is, to those born in the former Straits Settlements (specifically, Singapore, Penang, and Melaka) or in the former British Malaya (now Peninsular Malaysia) and their descendants.

Who were the original inhabitants of 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.

Are Indians related to Indonesians?

Indian Indonesians (Indonesian: Orang India Indonesia; Tamil: இந்திய இந்தோனேசியர்) are a group of people who live in Indonesia and whose ancestors originally came from the Indian subcontinent.

List of notable Indonesian Indians.

Name Notes
D. Kumaraswamy Indonesian Hindu reformer and Tamil community leader in Indonesia.

What kind of people are Indonesian?

Around 95% of Indonesians are Native Indonesians (formerly grouped as “Pribumi”), with 40% Javanese and 15% Sundanese forming the majority, while the other 5% are Indonesians with ancestry from foreign origin, such as Arab Indonesians, Chinese Indonesians, Indian Indonesians, and Indos.

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