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Sundaland is called the Drowning Continent

Jakarta (DreamLandLibrary) - Sundaland is referred to as a Drowning Continent in Southeast Asia. We will try to trace the role of the archipelago since the ice age.

Stephen Oppenheimer, a researcher and author of the book 'Eden in the East: A Continent that Drowns in Southeast Asia', explains that Sundaland is a name that has been recognized in the world.

In addition, Sundaland has become a geological term. According to him, Sundaland is a term for exposure to the continent which is partially submerged in Southeast Asia, more precisely is Indonesia and its surroundings.

Oppenheimer explained from the point of view of geologists that the term Sundaland was as a continental exposure does not mean that Sundaland was West Java. Along with his explanation, he also said he did not know why the name chosen was Sundanese, not another island in Indonesia.

Meanwhile, according to Unpad geology professor Prof. Adjat Sudrajat, Sundaland was the name given by Portuguese map makers. This was related to Portuguese exploration at the time, where when the Portuguese arrived in Indonesia, they made maps, and because at that time in Java there was already a Sundanese kingdom, then all areas were called Sundaland.

This map is the beginning of the scientific map for the development of geography in Europe, which was introduced to European scientists. So it is not surprising that all use the name Sunda, ranging from the Big Sunda island, Little Sunda, to the Sunda Sea.

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Even after the times, there are other names, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and so on. But when speaking in the eyes of geological scientists, they still call it Sundaland.

Source: From various sources
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