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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indonesian  \In`do*ne"sian\,  a.  [Indo-  +  Gr  ?  island.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Indonesia  or  Indonesians. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indonesian  \In`do*ne"sian\,  n. 
  A  member  of  a  race  forming  the  chief  pre-Malay  population  of 
  the  Malay  Archipelago,  and  probably  sprung  from  a  mixture  of 
  Polynesian  and  Mongoloid  immigrants.  According  to  Keane,  the 
  autochthonous  Negritos  were  largely  expelled  by  the  Caucasian 
  Polynesians,  themselves  followed  by  Mongoloid  peoples  of 
  Indo-Chinese  affinities,  from  mixture  with  whom  sprang  the 
 
  {Indonesian  race}. 
 
  The  term  Indonesian,  introduced  by  Logan  to 
  designate  the  light-colored  non-Malay  inhabitants  of 
  the  Eastern  Archipelago,  is  now  used  as  a  convenient 
  collective  name  for  all  the  peoples  of  Malaysia  and 
  Polynesia  who  are  neither  Malay  nor  Papuans,  but  of 
  Caucasic  type  .  .  .  The  true  Indonesians  are  of 
  tall  stature  (5  ft  10  in.),  muscular  frame,  rather 
  oval  features,  high,  open  forehead,  large  straight 
  or  curved  nose,  large  full  eyes  always  horizontal 
  and  with  no  trace  of  the  third  lid,  light  brown 
  complexion  (cinnamon  or  ruddy  brown),  long  black 
  hair,  not  lank  but  often  slightly  curled  or  wavy, 
  skull  generally  brachycephalous  like  that  of  the 
  melanochroic  European.  --A.  H.  Keane. 
 
  The  Indonesians  [of  the  Philippines],  with  the 
  tribal  population  of  some  251,  200,  live  almost 
  exclusively  on  the  great  island  of  Mindanao  They 
  are  not  only  physically  superior  to  the  Negritos, 
  but  to  the  peoples  of  the  Malayan  race  as  well  and 
  are  as  a  rule  quite  intelligent.  --Rep.  Phil. 
  Com.,  1902. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Indonesian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Indonesia  or  its 
  people  or  languages  [syn:  {Indonesian}] 
  n  1:  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Indonesia  [syn:  {Indonesian}] 
  2:  the  dialect  of  Malay  used  as  the  national  language  of  the 
  Republic  of  Indonesia  or  of  Malaysia  [syn:  {Indonesian},  {Bahasa 
  Indonesia},  {Bahasa}] 




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