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11/16/11 1 Most of the Indonesian population live on the island of Java.
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11/16/11 2 Demographics: 208,200,00 ( 1999) 245,452,739 (July 2006 est.) Infant mortality rate: 35.6 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.) Life expectancy at birth: total population: 69.57 years male: 67.13 years female: 70.13 years (2005 est.) Total fertility rate: 2.44 children born/woman (2005 est.)
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11/16/11 3 Religion: 87% Muslin There are over 300 ethnic groups in Indonesia. Literacy definition: age 15 and over and can read and write total population: 87.9% male: 92.5% female: 83.4% (2005 est.) Education is not free; however, it is compulsory for children through to grade 9.
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11/16/11 4 Although about 92% of eligible children are enrolled in primary school, a much smaller percentage attend full time. About 44% of secondary school-age children attend junior high school, and some others of this age group attend vocational schools.
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11/16/11 5 Culture of Indonesia Much of the culture has been influenced Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Islam Western influences: the arts, movies, television and music
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11/16/11 6 Like many Eastern cultures, Indonesian follows a tradition in which the extended family is as important if not more important, than the nuclear family The family is more important than the individual family members
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11/16/11 7 If a couple has the same surname (marga) they cannot marry. The bridegroom’s surname is considered to have a higher status than the brides In some Indonesian cultures a son has more value than the daughter
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11/16/11 8 Marriage between couples of different cultures and religions is often complicated and difficult to sort out. A Muslim marrying another Muslin is a non- complicated form of marriage
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11/16/11 9 The Minangkabau, who are called the Minang or Padang, endorse a matrilineal system of Islam The mother is the dominate authority figure in the family. The uncle on the mother’s side, however, is the head of the household
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10 The lineage derives from the mother’s side The mother of the bride asks for the hand of the son Problems exist in marriages between culturally similar ethnic groups Even today, parents are reluctant to have their child marry someone of another ethnic group. Endogamy (marrying within)
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