Yogyakarta for Indonesian language learners

Key points

  • 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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