Category Archives: Special words/phrases

School

1. Kepala Sekolah: Principal 2. Wakil Kepala Sekolah: Assisstant Principal or Vice-Principal 3. Wakil Kepala Sekolah Urusan Kesiswaan: Assisstant Principal of Students Affairs, sometimes called Dean of Students 4. Wakil Kepala Sekolah Urusan Sarana dan Prasarana: Assisstant Principal of School Finance and Operations 5. Wakil Kepala Sekolah Urusan Kurikulum: Assisstant Principal of Academic Affairs and Curriculum 6. Wakil… Read More »

The State and Its Supporting Agencies

These are words and phrases related to the state of the Republic of Indonesia and its supoorting agencies. 1. Badan Inteligen Nasional (BIN): the National Intelligence Agency 2. Badan Kehutanan: Forestry Agency 3. Badan Kepegawaian Negara (BKN): the State Employee Affairs Agency 4. Badan Kepegawaian Daerah (BKD): the Regional Employee Affairs Agency 5. Badan Koordinasi Keluarga Berencana Nasional… Read More »

The Governmental Hierarchy and State Institutions

These are words and phrases related to the Indonesian Government and State Institutions. 1. Bupati: Regent 2. Camat: District chief/head 3. Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR): The House of Representatives 4. Dewan Perwakilan Daerah (DPD): House of Regional Representatives 5. Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah (DPRD): Regional Legislative Councils 6. Gubernur: Governor 7. Kabupaten: Regency 8. Kecamatan: Distric 9. Kelurahan:… Read More »

Elections

These are words and phrases related to elections. 1. Badan Pengawas Pemilihan Umum (Bawaslu): The Elections Monitoring Agency 2. Bilik suara: Polling booth 3. Kelompok Penyelenggara Pemungutan Suara (KPPS): Polling Station Working Committee 4. Kertas suara: Ballot papers 5. Ketua KPPS: Polling Station Working Committee head 6. Ketua Komisi Pemilihan Umum: The General Elections Commission Chairman 7. Koalisi… Read More »

Political Parties

These are words and phrases related to Indonesia’s political parties. 1. Dewan Pertimbangan Partai: Party Advisory Board 2. Dewan Pimpinan Cabang (DPC): Branch Executive Board 3. Dewan Pimpinan Pusat (DPP): Central Executive Board 4. Dewan Pimpinan Wilayah (DPW): Regional Executive Board 5. Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN): The National Mandate Party 6. Partai Bulan Bintang: The Crescent and Star… Read More »

President and the Cabinet

Words/phrases related to the president’s cabinet 1. Blusukan: Impromptu walkabouts (to meet people) 2. Ibu Negara: First lady 3. Kabinet Kerja: the Working Cabinet 4. Kabinet Indonesia Bersatu: The United Indonesia Cabinet Menteri Koordinator Bidang Politik, Hukum, dan Keamanan: Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister 5. Menteri Koordinator Ekonomi: Coordinating Economic Minister 6. Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kelautan:… Read More »