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

Published Feb 27 2022 at 2:30 AM GMT
  • 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….



  • Published Feb 27, 2022 2:30 AM GMT