How long did the Portuguese rule Indonesia?

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 3 —Indonesia today completed its takeover of East Timor, end ing 400 years of Portuguese rule.

When did Portuguese leave Indonesia?

The Portuguese remained in Indonesia until early 1700s when the Dutch move in.

Did the Portuguese colonize Indonesia?

In their search for spices, the Portuguese arrived in Indonesia in 1511, after their conquest of the Islamic kingdom of Malacca on the Malay Peninsula. They were followed by the Spaniards. Both began to propagate Christianity and were most successful in Maluku, also known as the Moluccas.

How long was Indonesia Colonised?

In de 19th century, the Dutch East Indies – modern Indonesia – developed into a profitable colonial empire.

Who took over the trade with Indonesia from the Portuguese?

Following defeat in 1575 at Ternate at the hands of natives, Portuguese lost much of its trading posts and its former East Indies possessions to Dutch, and its presence in Indonesia was reduced to Solor, Flores and Timor (see Portuguese Timor) in modern-day Nusa Tenggara.

Why did the Portuguese come to the East?

– The Portuguese came in search for the direct sea route to India or Middle East where they had commercial interests. – The Portuguese wanted to avoid the traditional land route under Arab Muslims control, led to their coming to the coast of East Africa.

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What is the main religion in Indonesia with about 90% of the population following this religion?

Religion in Indonesia

Percentage share (of total population) Absolute numbers (in millions)
Muslim 87.2 207.2
Protestant 6.9 16.5
Catholic 2.9 6.9
Hindu 1.7 4.0

When did the Dutch colonize Indonesia?

The Dutch arrived in Indonesia in 1595 looking for natural resources and a place to take over.

Where was the first arrival of Portuguese voyage in Indonesia?

The first Portuguese expedition to the Moluccas under the command of António de Abreu arrived in Amboina and on the Banda islands in 1512.

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