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In which country is Javanese the official language?
Nowhere. With 82 million native speakers (more than French) Javanese is the largest language without an official status anywhere (and thus the largest minority language in the world), despite being used throughout Southeast Asia and Suriname.
Why did people from southern Asia commonly suffer from beriberi sickness in late 1800s?
Eating mostly white rice. Beriberi is a sickness caused by extreme deficiency of vitamin B1, thiamine. White rice is generally a poor source of vitamins, and completely lacks thiamine. The sickness became common in Asia in 1800s with the increased processing of rice.
What kind of bird is that?
Black hornbill. The black hornbill (Anthracoceros malayanus) is a species of bird of the hornbill family Bucerotidae. It lives in Asia in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. It is the major seed disperser for Durio graveolens, a species of durian.
Where do the largest among all crocodilians (crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gharials) live?
In Southeast Asia. The saltwater crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles, reaching up to 6.3 m and 1,360 kg. It may be found from Northern Australia to the eastern coast of India.
What fruit is that?
Durian. The durian is a tropical fruit native to Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, and is cultivated in other areas with a similar climate. It is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered rind. The unusual flavour and odour of the fruit have prompted many people to express diverse and passionate views ranging from deep appreciation to intense disgust.
How many countries are there in Borneo island?
3. Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. The island is politically divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia to the south.
Which strait separates the Malay Peninsula from the Indonesian island of Sumatra?
Strait of Malacca. The Strait of Malacca is a narrow, 890 km stretch of water between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is named after the Malacca Sultanate that ruled over the archipelago between 1400 and 1511.
Where is Prambanan located? (a 9th century Hindu temple compound)
In Indonesia. Prambanan is dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Transformer (Shiva). It is the largest Hindu temple site in Indonesia, which attracts many visitors from around the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.
Borobudur is the world's largest Buddhist temple. Where is it located?
In Indonesia. Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome. It is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. The central dome is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues, each seated inside a perforated stupa.