Indonesia is a massive archipelago, with more than 17’000 islands. The country is home to the largest marine biodiversity. It is estimated to be home to about 30% of the coral reefs, 35% of the world’s reef fish species (more than 3’000 species)
The national language, Indonesian, or Bahasa Indonesia, is quite similar with Malay language. Most of Indonesian people speak in Bahasa Indonesia but if you go in small villages for instance it might sounds different. There are more than 400 dialects and other languages (Balinese, Javanese, Sasak…)
Learning about the culture of this exotic archipelago will not only ensure a more pleasant traveling experience, it will also enrich the way you perceive the world. From religious aspects to social habits, discover the things you should know about Indonesian culture.