Indonesians in Taiwan

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Indonesians in Taiwan
Orang Indonesia di Taiwan
Toko Mini Makanan Indonesia 20130707.jpg
Indonesian food shop in Hsinchu City
Total population
144,651 with Indonesian nationality (2010)
Regions with significant populations
Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taoyuan
Indonesian, Javanese, English language, Hakka Chinese, Mandarin Chinese or Hokkien Chinese
Majority Sunni Islam
minorities of Hinduism · Buddhism · Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Various ethnic groups in Indonesia

Indonesians in Taiwan form one of the island's larger communities of foreign residents. There are 144,651 people who have nationality of the Republic of Indonesia reside in Taiwan as of December 2010.[1] This includes 19,554 males and 125,097 females,[1] with 136,679 people serving as foreign laborers.[1]

26,980 Indonesians (many of them with Chinese ancestry, such as Hakka people)[2] had immigrated to Taiwan through international marriage, mostly female, and some had naturalized into Taiwan citizenship.[1]

In Taiwan, employers can be fined if they force Muslim workers to come into contact with pork, something forbidden by the Muslim religion that most Indonesians profess. In Chiayi City, a couple was fined for doing that to an Indonesian worker, in addition to other offences such as an imposing a long workday, and threats of deportation.[3]

In 2013, an Indonesian worker, who is married to a local Taiwanese man, built a mosque called the At-Taqwa Mosque in Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County (now Dayuan District, Taoyuan City) to support the growing number of Muslims, especially from the Indonesian workers community.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Statistics" (in Chinese). National Immigration Agency, ROC. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  2. ^ 林柔辰, 湯九懿 (2008-01-05). 台灣客家文化研究新面向─張翰璧教授與東南亞女性移民. NCU Hakka College E-Paper (in Chinese). Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  3. ^ Staff Writer, with CNA (May 30, 2011). "Couple faces fine for forcing Muslim to handle pork". Taipei Times. p. 2. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
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