Monday, September 29, 2014

POPULATION AND RELIGION IN INDONESIA


Indonesia is one of the most populated country, it has a total population of more than 215 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups encompassing all Asian culture, shades of skin range from yellow to cool black. After Independence in 1945 inter-marriages among people of different ethnic groups have welded the population into a more cohesive Indonesian nation.

The majority of Indonesi population embraces Islam, while other worship Buddha,Shiva,and Christs.In Bali, the Hindu religion is predominant.Whereas in North Sulawesi in area like the Minahasa , the Toraja highlands in South Sulawesi, in the East Nusa Tenggara islands and in large parts of Papua, in the Batak highlands as well as on Nias island in North Sumatra, the majority are either Catholics or Protestants.

Indonesian mostly known tolerant towards different religion,Pancasila, the five principles of nationhood: Belief in the One and Only God, a Just and Civilized Humanity, the Unity of Indonesia, Democracy through unanimous deliberations, and Social Justice for all - Indonesian societies are open and remain tolerant towards one another religion, customs and traditions, all the while faithfully adhering to their own. The Indonesian coat of arms moreover bears the motto: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika – Unity in Diversity.



Period: 2014

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