Definitions

Definitions

Indos – Shortened term from Indo-European which means people of Indonesian and European lineage originating from the former Dutch East Indies.

 
1st Generation – Indos born in the former Dutch East Indies before WWII who have family roots going back several generations. (1)(2)
 
2nd Generation – Indos born after the start of WWII who experienced the transition of either repatriation to The Netherlands or emigration out of The Netherlands to other countries or both. (1)
 
3rd Generation – Indos with one or both parents and/or grandparents who belong to the 1st and 2nd generation.
 
4th Generation – Indos with one or both grandparents and/or great grandparents who belong to the 1st and 2nd generation.
 

NOTES:

(1) The above definitions, especially for the 1st and 2nd generations are based on experience and exposure.
(2) The 1st Generation is dying out at a rapid rate. They are witnesses to the Japanese Occupation ,the violent Bersiap period and Repatriation to The Netherlands. They have first-hand knowledge of what life was like growing up in the former Dutch East Indies.