Religion is an essential subject in Indonesian culture. Its population is predominantly Muslim, but there are also concentrations of Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, and Buddhist people that live peacefully throughout the archipelago.
When visiting, you may find that Indonesian people are not shy to ask you about your beliefs. Here are some words to help understand and respectfully engage in that conversation.
Agama /aga·ma/ n. Religion, teaching. Agama is a loanword from Sanskrit carried over from one of Indonesia’s ‘past lives’ as a dominantly Hindu and Buddhist land (~130-1500 AD). Indonesia is now over 85% Muslim, but there has been a strong sense of wanting to recognize and preserve artifacts from the past, including many temples dotting Indonesia’s interior.
Agama Islam : the religion of Islam
agama memang sering menjadi sumber inspirasi: religion is often a source of inspiration
Percaya /per·cha·ya/ v. To believe or acknowledge something is true.
percaya akan diri sendiri : to believe in yourself (have self-confidence)
Saya percaya kepadanya : I believe her/him
tidak percaya akan hantu : do not believe in ghosts
percaya kepada ceritanya : to believe in the story
Yakin /ya·kin/ adj. Sure, with certainty, seriously, confident.
dengan yakin belajar : with confident (earnest) learning
Anda yakin? : are you sure?
aku yakin akan ada makan vegetarian : I’m sure there will be a vegetarian meal
keyakinan : belief (as a noun)
keyakinan politik : political belief or conviction
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