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Indonesia: Independence hopes of Minhasa region

The blogger at Indonesia Matters blogs about the latest region in Indonesia that hopes to break away from Indonesia. “The region of Minahasa occupies the northern part of North Sulawesi province and contains the regencies of Minahasa, North Minahasa, South Minahasa, Bitung, Manado, Tomohon, and Bolaang Mongondow. The people speak their own language, Manado Malay, and were generally pro-Dutch during the colonial period, with Dutch language, culture, and religion, having had a significant impact on the Minahasa.”

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