South Sumatra

South Sumatra is a province of Indonesia. It is located on the southeast of the island of Sumatra, The province spans 91,592.43 km2 and had a population of 7,450,394 at the 2010 Census and 8,043,042 at the 2015 Census. The capital of the province is Palembang; the province borders the provinces of Jambi to the north, Bengkulu to the west and Lampung to the south. The Bangka Strait in the east separates South Sumatra and the island of Bangka, part of the Bangka Belitung Islands province; this province is rich in natural resources, such as natural gas and coal. The province is diverse, as it is inhabited by many different ethnic groups; the Malays is the dominant ethnic group in the province. Most of them spoke the Palembang Malay, mutually unintelligible to both Indonesian and Standard Malay. Other ethnic groups inhabits the province, such as the Javanese, Sundanese and Chinese. Most of them are concentrated around urban areas, as they are immigrants from other parts of Indonesia; the province was once the seat of empires.

From the 7th century to the late 14th century, the province was the seat of the Buddhist Srivijaya Empire, which influenced much of Southeast Asia. Srivijaya was an important centre for the expansion of Buddhism from the 8th to the 12th century. Srivijaya was the first unified kingdom to dominate much of Indonesian archipelago. Owing to its geographical position, the capital of Srivijaya, becomes one of the most thriving port in the region; the city was frequented by many traders from the Indian Subcountinent and China. At the height of its power, the territory of the Srivijaya Empire reached modern-day Thailand and Malaysia. After Srivijaya collapsed in the 14th century, small kingdoms began to establish itself in the province. Beginning in the 16th century, Islam began to spread in the region replacing Hinduism and Buddhism as the dominant religion in the region. In the 17th century, the Islamic Palembang Sultanate was established with Palembang as its capital. At that time, Europeans began arriving in the region, first the Portuguese and the Dutch.

The Dutch became the dominant power in the region. Through the Dutch East India Company, the Dutch exerted influence on the Palembang Sultanate. In 1811, during the Napoleonic Wars, the last Sultan of Palembang, Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II attacked the Dutch in Palembang, but he refused to cooperate with the British, so Thomas Stamford Raffles sent troops to attack Palembang and Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II was forced to flee the royal palace Raffles appointed the Sultan Ahmad Najamuddin II, brother of Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II as king. In 1813 Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II again took over the kingdom, but one month he was brought down again by Raffles and reappointed Sultan Ahmad Najamuddin II, causing a split in the Sultanate of Palembang. After the Dutch returned to the region, the Dutch attacked and annexed the sultanate to the Dutch East Indies, exiled the sultan and his family to Ternate; the Dutch controlled the region for the next century, but during World War II, the Japanese attacked Palembang and expelled the Dutch.

The Japanese occupied the region until August 1945. The Dutch attempted to return to the region, but this was opposed by the newly-declared Republic Of Indonesia, resulting in a war of independence. In the end, the Dutch recognize the Indonesian sovereignty and withdrew from the region in 1950; the province of South Sumatra was formed in 12 September 1950. South Sumatra has been settled by humans since the Palaeolithic era; the evidence of those settlements is proven by some discoveries of Palaeolithic tools in the riverbed of Saling and Kikim rivers in Bungamas Village, Lahat Regency. Seventy-eight skeletons dating back to 3,000–14,000 years ago of Austronesian and Austromelanesoid race have been excavated from the site of Harimau Cave in Padang Bindu Village, Ogan Komering Ulu Regency. Relics of seven stone chambers believed to be about 2,500 years old were found near a coffee plantation in Kotaraya Lembak, Lahat Regency. Around 300 BC, the Deutero-Malay people pushed the native people inland.

Around 7th century AD, an ancient Buddhist kingdom of Srivijaya was established in an area known today as Palembang. This kingdom became the center of trade and was a maritime country, but this kingdom did not expand its power outside the islands of Southeast Asia, with the exception of contributing to the population of Madagascar as far as 3,300 miles west; some experts are still debating the area, the center of the Srivijaya Kingdom. Other than that, it is that the kingdom used to move its administrative center, but the capital remained directly governed by the authorities, while the supporting areas were governed by the local datuk. In the 7th century, the Chinese noted that there were two kingdoms namely Malayu and Kedah that were part of the Srivijaya empire; the Srivijaya empire had existed since 671 in according to the notes of the Chinese Buddhist monk Yijing. From the Kedukan Bukit inscription in 682, this empire became known under the leadership of Dapunta Hyang; that he departed on the siddhayatra holy journey to "take blessings", led 20,000 soldiers and 312 people on board with 1,312 soldiers on foot from Minanga Tamwan to Jambi and Palembang.

The Kedukan Bukit Inscription is reputed to be the oldest inscription written in Malay. Experts argue. Based on the Kota Kapur Inscription dated from 686 CE, found on the island of

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