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Firstly, happy independence day to Indonesia :D

Secondly, I apologize to my brothers and sisters in Indonesia for not including some of your cultures in Maaf story. I confess, there are many nation characters in Maaf and with limited screentime for Indonesia herself, I conviniently just picked few Indonesian cultures and history to be fitted to the storyline namely Sunda, Java, Bali, Bugis, Maluku, Aceh and Minangkabau.

From what I talked with some Indonesian Maaf readers, they are disappointed that I didnt include their culture and history to Maaf, such as Papua, Dayak, Minahasa, Bima, etc. I know realized how unfair I was to other Indonesian cultures. Every Indonesian cultures are struggling to survive and to be recognize in this era. It will be disrespectful of me to not include them in Maaf and let them share their tales as well. Some view that the story become Java-Bali oriented, and I would like to avoid that. I'd like to fix this and dedicated chapter 10 to focuss on Indonesia cultures and history, along with her neighbours.

Unfortunately I have limited knowledge of many Indonesian cultures. With 17,000 islands, 700 languages and hundreds of local cultures, I confess researching them is no easy task. In order to avoid culture inappropriation, thus I would like your help in researching them.

Kindly please share with us anything you know in regards to your local Indonesian cultures and help me provide their personality and how their history vould be best fitted into Maaf storyline. The history does not have to focuss in colonization era, any era is welcome, may it be during Kutai, Srivijaya, etc.

:iconmisschocoholic: has been kindly sharing with me her knowledge about Batak history and :iconsiripikan: has been kindly sharing with me her knowledge about Balikpapan. Please teach  me more about your culture. :D

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Assalamu alaikum (Peace be with you),
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:iconeyelushtraitor:
eyelushtraitor Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist
Mbak Sita~ maap kalo nyepam tapi ini ada video kembara soal nusa tenggara, bagus banget! kukira di afrika ato amerika eeh rupanya.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EApdr… yang terakhir kok :iconimsorryplz:
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:icondinosaurusgede:
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wah iya, ini kerennn OwO
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Psst. Hello Dino-san. My American friend gave me suggestions to read the autobiographical books about two Native Americna figures influential to the community: "Crow Dog" and "Two Ravens Loiuse." He let me borrow Two Ravens first and now Im in the part where the said man experienced being forced into Catholic school by the white men and humiliated by denying acting or speaking "Indian" in the grounds. Its a good read so far and I can share any info about the real meanings to some of the Native American practices as soon as I can.  
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:icondinosaurusgede:
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Asdfghjklassdffghnlk :iconletmehugyouplz: :iconsupertighthugplz:

Yes, yes please Marimari!!! QwQ
Please share with us the contents of the books!!!
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:iconcoolalexia:
coolalexia Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
happy buwan ng wika :)
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:icondinosaurusgede:
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Salamat ^^

Sori what is that mean?
I only know salamat, anak, lima, mata, inang and kababayan ^^
My Tagalog is limited, sorry..
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:iconmangoshakes:
mangoshakes Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Buwan ng Wika" literally means "Month of Language" in Tagalog. It is an event celebrated in every end (or close to) of August by promoting Filipino culture (ex. wearing the national costumes, speaking Tagalog, and eating Filipino foods). While I was in 5th grade, our class decorated our room for the event, and won first place in the contest of decorating classrooms. Fun times :)
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:icondinosaurusgede:
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Salamat for the explanation Mangoshakes ^^
Happy buwan ng wika to you too
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:iconeyelushtraitor:
eyelushtraitor Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
cuma mau berbagi link menarik nih ==> megacities:jakarta www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP5Fml…

indonesia win ASEAN army riffle meet for the 21, 22, and 23, AARM festival as overall champion.
www.facebook.com/pages/asean-a…
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:icondinosaurusgede:
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you bgt udah share info ini Eyelush :D
Wah keren jg ya Indonesia. Pengetahuan baru ni
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