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cacah Term used for revenue purposes in the Mataram period to indicate the head of a Javanese peasant family subject to tax
Canda Kulak Small Traders' Credit Scheme
CGMI (Consentrasi Gerakan Mahasiswa Indonesia) Indonesian Student Movement Center
Conefo Conference of New Emerging Forces
controleur Subordinate Dutch administrative official in the Indies
cukong Chinese financier; often in collaboration with government officials who clears the red tape in exchange of a profit
dakwah Literally (from Arabic) call; hence proselytization, propagation of Islam
dalang The puppeteer for the Javanese shadow-play (wayang kulit)
dalem The court of a bupati on Java
Darul Islam A group of rebels in West Java demanding a State based on Islam
Dayak A loose term for various swidden-cultivating ethnic groups on Borneo. The best-known Dayaks are the Iban, sometimes also called Sea Dayaks
den Abbreviation of raden, lord, a term of respect for one of the Javanese noble class
devaraja God-king
DI (Darul Islam) Islamic State Movement (Daérah satu) Region Number One
dik Politely informal term of address to a woman
diplomasi Literally diplomacy. In political disputes of the Indonesian Revolution, the term stood for a policy of negotiating for independence, in contrast to perjuangan.
DKI (Daerah Khusus Ibukota) The Jakarta City Government, formally DCI
DPR (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat) The Indonesian Parliament
DPR-GR (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Gotong Royong) Mutual Assistance People's Representative Council
DSP (Daftar Skala Prioritas) Investment Priority Scales.
DPRD (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah) Legislative Assembly
dukun Adviser on personal problems, healer, sorcerer
Dwikora (Dwi Komando Rakyat) People's Double Command
Finek The Finance and Economic Sections of the military commands.
Fretilin (Frente Revolucionaria de Timor Leste Independente) Revolutionary Front for Independent Timor
Fundwi Fund of the United Nations for the Development of West Irian
G.30.S. (Gerakan 30 September) Thirtieth of September Movement
gado-gado Boiled vegetables with peanut sauce
gamelan Javanese orchestra
Gapindo (Gabungan Pembelian Importir Indonesia) Indonesian Importers Association
Garpri (Gabungan Persatuan Pabrik Rokok Indonesia) Congress of Indonesian Cigarette Manufacturers Associations
Garuda Eagle (bird of Hindu mythology)
Gerwani (Gerakan Wanita Indonesia) Indonesian Woman's Movement
Gestapu (Gerakan September Tigapuluh) September 30th Movement
Gestok (Gerakan Satu Oktober) First of October Movement
GKBI (Gabungan Koperasi Batik Indonesia) Association of Indonesian Batik Co-operatives
GMNI (Gerakan Mahasiswa Nasional Indonesia) Indonesian National Student Movement
Golkar (Golongan Karya) Functional Group; i.e. the State party
GPS (Gabungan Perusahaan Sejenis) Federation of Homogenous Enterprises
GSNI (Gerakan Siswa Nasional Indonesia) Indonesian National High School Student Movement
GUPPI (Gabungan Usaha-usaha Perbaikan Pendidikan Islam) Association to Improve Islamic Education
guru Teacher


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