What’s in a name in Indonesia?

Arabization is changing how parents name their children, a trend to be enforced in areas by a new ban on giving Western names

Medan, February 6, 2018 5:18 PM (UTC+8)
Children from the"Orang Rimba" tribe -- whose name translates as "jungle people", who have been converted to Islam and given up their nomadic ways, wearing Islamic skullcaps and hijabs as they gather to recite the Koran, in the Batang Hari district of Jambi province.
Photo: AFP/Goh Chai Hin
Children from the"Orang Rimba" tribe -- whose name translates as "jungle people", who have been converted to Islam and given up their nomadic ways, wearing Islamic skullcaps and hijabs as they gather to recite the Koran, in the Batang Hari district of Jambi province. Photo: AFP/Goh Chai Hin
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