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nIndonesia is the most populous country in Southeast Asia, with more than 250 million people living within its borders. With over seventeen thousand islands, it's no wonder Indonesia is home to countless cultures and languages.From Page 1 of General Introduction to Indonesia:Indonesia is the most populous country in Southeast Asia, with more than 250 million people living within its borders. With over seventeen thousand islands, it's no wonder Indonesia is home to countless cultures and languages. The country is rich in natural resources, including oil and gas, gold, copper and other metals, tin, limestone and marble. It's also a popular tourist destination due to its diverse landscapes - from the tropical rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo to the snow-capped peaks of Java and the Komodo Islands.Indonesia has a long history dating back to the beginnings of human civilization. The first inhabitants of what is now Indonesia were the Austronesian people, who spread throughout the region thousands of years ago. Buddhism deeply influenced Indonesian culture and continues to be an important part of the country's identity today. The Dutch began colonizing Indonesia in the seventeenth century, and by World War II the Dutch had controlled much