Nusantara: Delineating Its Authentic Map Based on Indigenous Sources

Haji Mohamed Anwar, Omar Din and Zulayti, Zakaria and Wan Ahmad Fauzi, Wan Hashim (2016) Nusantara: Delineating Its Authentic Map Based on Indigenous Sources. Intellectual Property Rights: Open Access, 4 (2). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2375-4516

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To date, there is yet a map of Nusantara and the understanding of its geographical area is based on logical assumption that it is a combination of ‘nusa’ (nation) and ‘tara’ (between) which is not so. This paper is an effort to subdue its absence by delineating its the map in a diagrammatic presentation based on indigenous sources which directly related to it, Nāgara-Kěrtāgama (the 14th century Javanese Majapahit court chronicle) and supported by other indigenous sources, namely, Pararaton (14century) and the Malay Annals (Sejarah Melayu) (17th century). Based on these indigenous sources, affirm that Nusantara is an indigenous geopolitical region which covers a vast area of southeastern part of present Asian region with its northern tip starts from the Isthmus of Kra (southern Thailand) and stretches down to its southern tip at Western Papua New Guinea; and its western tip starts from west Sumatera (Barus) and stretches eastward to its eastern tip at Manila (Saludung/Salurong). The objective of this paper is to reify the map of Nusantara so that it could easily visualized by everybody with all level of knowledge

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nāgara-Kěrtāgama; Authentic; Langkasuka; Western Papua New Guinea (Waning) ; Manila (Saludung/Salurong)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2022 03:49
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2022 03:49

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