Great Britain has ~60 million inhabitants and four native languages (English, Gàidhlig, Scots, and Welsh).— Medieval Indonesia (@siwaratrikalpa) April 25, 2020
Sumatra’s muuuuuch bigger in area, has almost as many people (~58 million), and somewhere around 50 native languages (Malay, Minang, Acehnese, Gayo, Lampung, Rejang…).
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Three centuries earlier Zhao Rukuo tells us of a Javanese vassal called “Dānróngwǔluō” (丹戎武囉), presumably a Chinese phonetic transliteration of Tanjungpura (Middle Chinese: “tan-nyuwng-mjuX-la”, ’Phags-pa [tan-ryuŋ-ʋu-lɔ]). He says the people there prefer piracy to trade.— Medieval Indonesia (@siwaratrikalpa) March 25, 2020
the fuckin MONGOLS man pic.twitter.com/VoqErIKuLI— Medieval Indonesia (@siwaratrikalpa) September 9, 2019