Yogyakarta for Indonesian language learners
- Yogyakarta, often abbreviated to Yogya, is the capital of the Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta province, on the Indonesian island of Java.
- Yogyakarta is well-known for batik, keris, silverware and ceramics. It is a centre of traditional arts such as gamelan, wayang kulit and wayang wong.
- Yogya houses the karaton or the Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, the former residence of the sultans of Yogyakarta.
- The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Borobudur is about 40 kilometres from Yogyakarta.
- The Javanese calendar was created by Sultan Agung of Mataram in the 17th century.
- The national language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia. Yogya has many Javanese speakers.
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For more information
- Yogyakarta city - Wikipedia
- Tourism portal to Yogyakarta
- Karaton Yogyakarta
- Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat - Wikipedia
- Wapedi Yogyakarta Sultanate
- UNESCO Borobudur Temple Compounds
- The Borobudur monument - photos and videos
- Javanese language - Wikipedia
- Javanese script
- Learning Indonesian - podcasts
- Indonesian phrasebook
- Basic Indonesian
- Javanese alphabet
- English - Javanese dictionary
- Javanese calendar
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