People Group Info
Total Population: 92,269ROP3 Code: 114115
IMB Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples
People Cluster: Malay
Language: Indonesian - (ind)
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 18,413
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 5,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - 3,700
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The Indonesian are foreign born (1st generation) people who originated from many locales in Indonesia making them a cluster of several different people groups. In the past ten years, the Indonesian population in the United States has grown by more than fifty percent, making Indonesians among one of the largest populated Asian peoples in North America.
They speak Bahasa Indonesian, which means "language of Indonesia" and is also the national language in Indonesia. Not only are Indonesians in the United States very diverse ethnically, linguistically, and culturally, they are also very diverse religiously.
Their religious beliefs reflect their specific people group and also the locale in Indonesia from which they came. The majority are either Christians or Muslims. However, more recent arrivals in the past ten years include the Balinese people group from the well-known resort island of Bali who adhere to a distinct form of Hinduism.
Christians adhere to Roman Catholicism, or evangelical Protestantism. Evangelical Christian presence among foreign born Indonesians is predominantly among Chinese people groups who migrated over ten years ago to the United States.
Other more recent arrivals, specifically those in the past ten years, adhere to Islam. They are either Javanese or another Indonesian people group. Practically speaking, many Indonesian Muslims mix the traditional beliefs and practices from their locale in Indonesia with their everyday practice of Islam.
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|Country||City||Metro Area Name||State / Prov.||Baseline Population|
|United States||Pasadena||Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim||CA||18,413|
|United States||San Bernardino||Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario||CA||6,010|
|United States||Daly City||San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward||CA||5,850|
|United States||Queens||New York-Newark-Jersey City||NY||5,760|
|United States||Houston||Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land||TX||1,500|
|United States||Dallas||Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington||TX||525|
|United States||Austin||Austin-Round Rock||TX||500|
|United States||Duluth||Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell||GA||400|
|United States||Little Rock||Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway||AR||120|
|United States||Louisville||Louisville/Jefferson County||KY||76|