"Jogja Never Ending Asia." Yogyakarta by mary2u99

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Jogja

Senior citizens call it Ngayogyakarta; people from East Java and Central Java name it Yogya or Yoja. Yogya is called Jogja in the slogan of Jogja Never Ending Asia. Recently, there is another name: Djokdja. All of the names refer to the same city.

The name Ngayogyakarta existed in 1755 when Mangkubumi Prince whose title was Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I founded the Kingdom of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. The kingdom that was built on the Bering Forest area was a realization of Giyanti Agreement with Pakubuwono III from Surakarta.

When it became the capital of Indonesia in 1949, this student city is called Yogyakarta.

Other names such as Yogja, Jogja, Jogya and Yogya came afterwards perhaps from different pronunciation of people from different parts of Indonesia.

Djokdja

This name was used during the Dutch colonial time.

There is a hotel named Grand Hotel de Djokdja at the north end of Malioboro Street during the Dutch colonial time

This hotel is still in operation but it's name have been changes to Inna Garuda.

City with 1001 names.

Different people call Yogyakarta by different names such as Jogja, Jogjakarta, Yogya or even Djokdja.

All those names make Yogyakarta sounds like a city with 1001 names.

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  • Pros:Nostalgic old city
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  • Last visit to Yogyakarta: Nov 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 9, 2009
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