Families of Indonesia



A huge number, namely the vast majority of Indonesians profess the Muslim faith.Indonesia ranks first in the world in terms of the number of followers of the Islamic faith (135 million people). But Islam is not the state religion of Indonesia as such, nor is it as much orthodox as its neighbor, Malaysia.

For Indonesians, the main value is money and, of course, health. Together with health, all Indonesians, as a rule, want huge income in the material plan.


All, without exception, Indonesians are very fond of all sorts of jewelry, gold and diamonds. As if the family was not poor, every newborn girl in the ears immediately inserted gold miniature earrings, and all the men are wearing rings on their fingers depending on their own wealth – with diamonds – rich people or tin – the poor. Well-off and rich old people all go with inserted golden teeth.

Indonesians have a lot of children, and they love them unconsciously. A popular Indonesian saying says: “a lot of children means you will have enough income.” It means that when children become adults and earn their living, they will immediately start helping their parents.

Indonesians are very fond of various kinds of holidays. The main family celebration of Indonesians is – a wedding. About elements of a wedding and a joint life, Indonesians have no idea. The children of divorced parents, mostly stay with their grandparents, and the widows again quite quickly marry other men.

Although the vast majority of Indonesia’s population are mostly Muslims, and the Islamic religion allows many wives simultaneously, but this is provided that for each of the families there will be a separate housing provided, as well as a certain nature of the content, but However, polygamy in Indonesia is not a very frequent phenomenon.

Unlike a large number of Muslim countries, Indonesian women can officially enjoy equal rights with Indonesian men. And this is often done when a woman is the head of the family.

Indonesians live very amicably, with huge families of 11-16 people, and this not only affects villages, but also big cities. On any type of celebrations and trips to a picnic outside the city, grandmas and grandfathers are necessarily present. They are always given the most honorable places.

While holding large and responsible religious holidays, no matter what person holds a high post, close to the minister or even the head of the country’s president, he always pays a visit to his parents, thanks them for his upbringing and asks for blessings, bowing before them knees. In the elders and parents, first of all, Indonesians appreciate the experience and knowledge.

Sobriety is a wonderful and remarkable feature of Indonesians, although Western “friends and comrades” have tried to instill a love for alcohol, but still – a huge number of Indonesians prefer strong drinks to drinking tea, coffee and, in extreme cases, beer. Some other ethnic groups in Indonesia, but not Muslims, drink alcohol more often.

The only nationality in Indonesia, which has a very alcoholic drink made from vodka since the earliest times, is Bataki, called “enau.”

Gambling in Indonesia is very widespread. The usual kind of picture: the young guys are playing on the street in cash on the cards. Quite all kinds of bets in cockfights, kite flying, competition of grasshoppers and the race of enraged bulls are quite common.

In Indonesia, the houses stand closely to each other and differ only in roofs: each house has its own roof – in villages it is often made of reeds, rice straw, and leaves of sago palms, well, in large cities the roofs are mostly tiled .

The roof of a house is, as a rule, the measure of the wealth of the person living under it. In rural houses there are no windows, they are replaced in the camps by cracks. In the dwellings on a permanent basis, there is a twilight.

прово The most beloved of Indonesians is the time spent, and especially for quite wealthy people, to sit down in the evenings, crossing their arms on the stomach, moving their toes or scratching their heels, very rarely from this “fascinating” occupation coming off to drink tea or coffee.

They sit, staring their eyes at the sky, while admiring the sunset, and in the tropics there is just a magical and chic picture of the sunset. Twilight does not exist here, and the color scale is rich to the point of inconvenience.

Indonesians are very rarely swear, in their native language there are practically no offensive and offensive words. The most abusive words in Indonesia are: a pig, a monkey, a bug.

Indonesians do not have names, the exception is only the names of all kinds of clans among the bataks and other nationalities. Well, there are a lot of names. Together with Muslim names, the number of which amounts to a myriad, there are many local names, primarily Javanese.

At the birth of a child, he can be given several specific names, and it will, as a rule, depend only on the position of parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers. But, in everyday life, mostly use abbreviated names. If a woman marries, then to her own name she must necessarily add the name of her husband, and before the name put the official appeal of “mother.”

So, for example, after marrying Kambang, it is called the “Ibu” of Kambank, which in translation means the mother of Kambang, but in fact it is not his mother, but his wife, and so a lot of foreign citizens often get confused.


A characteristic feature of Indonesians is the enormous addiction to the attributes and ceremonies of state power. They like to take part in various ceremonies, events, and also to perform on them.



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