Nusantara is a contemporary Indonesian term for the Indonesian archipelago. The word Nusantara was taken from an oath by Gajah Mada (he was a powerful military leader and prime minister of Majapahit who was credited with bringing the empire to its peak of glory) in 1336, as written in the Old Javanese Pararaton and Nagarakretagama.

In Javanese, Nusantara means “outer islands”, from nūsa, meaning ‘island’ and antara, “within”.

Due to these amazing facts, no wonder that Indonesia aka Nusantara is blessed with the diversity of the nature and the culture, stretched from the west to the east, from Sabang to Merauke.

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