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Acronyms in Indonesia

If you have ever read an English language Indonesian newspaper or watched the television in Indonesia, then you will no doubt have seen the initials representing a government body or an area in Indonesia. These are acronyms and Indonesians love them!.

An acronym is where words are formed taking the initial letter of other words. Here is an example for you – Jateng: formed from two words ‘Java’ and ‘Tengah’ and means Central Java. Get the idea?. Here is the link to an excellent site that gives you the complete list of acronyms used by the Government bodies in Indonesia and also a few more extra.

Now, you can never be confused again when you travel to Indonesia!.