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Bhinneka Tunggal Ika

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika is the official motto of Indonesia.

The phrase is actually an Old Javanese phrase, which literally means "Unity in Diversity" or in Indonesian - "Berbeda-beda tetapi tetap satu".

Bhinneka it self means diversity, and 'neka' itself means different types. As for 'Tunggal' means 'one', and 'Ika' literally means 'that'.

This phrase was quoted from a poem made by famous Javanese poets, Mpu Tantular. And it is inscribed in the Indonesian national symbol, Garuda Pancasila (written on the scroll gripped by the Garuda's claws).

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