from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southern Java, Indonesia, southeast of Jakarta. Founded in 1749, it is a major cultural center known for its dance and drama festivals.

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  • proper noun A City in Central Java
  • proper noun A province of Indonesia
  • proper noun A sultanate in Java


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  • ABS: During the Indonesian times, while doing my studies in Yogyakarta, I came across books on Timor-Leste such as “EasTimor: Nationalism and Colonialism” by Jill Jollife, a fellow journalist, from Australia.

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  • 1949 - Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.

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  • Gembong Nusantara/Associated Press Paramedics carried a villager injured in Yogyakarta.

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  • On a more sombre note, my heart goes out to everyone affected by the plane crash in Yogyakarta.

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  • Then Indonesia was afflicted by the Merapi volcano and a major earthquake in Yogyakarta.

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  • Then Indonesia was afflicted by the Merapi volcano and a major earthquake in Yogyakarta.

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  • AGLIONBY: I have just arrived in the worst hit area, which is a village called Yogyakarta about 10 kilometers south of the ancient city of Jakarta, many houses are flattened, hundreds if not thousands of houses are flattened.

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  • He told the Jakarta Globe that off-kilter kiblats were often an issue in quake-hit areas such as Yogyakarta, West Java and West Sumatra and that the government had the money for theodolites, a precision surveying instrument.

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  • The airport has reopened in Yogyakarta, meaning that a lot of the supplies can be flown directly into the disaster zone, which will no doubt help the aid agencies and the Indonesian government get food and supplies out to the people that need it most.

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