Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Which One?

Sometimes, i was confused with the name of my home town. It was originally called Yogyakarta, but in 2005 (i guess, i forgot it, sorry), there was a new name for this city, called Jogja with it's new slogan, Never Ending Jogja, so some people start changing this name into Jogja, and since many people didn't want to leave the old name, they start a new name as a result of a combination of both names, and come out as Jogjakarta. If you look on Jogja's government site, they have different name (URL is using Jogja, the title bar said Jogjakarta, and the flash site says Yogyakarta). So which one is correct? On my ID card, it's said Yogyakarta and i think most of ID said that also, since i have never seen an ID card which said Jogja or Jogjakarta up to now.


  1. Anonymous6:42 AM

    I tried to have a look but I think that on the obituary
    it said Jogjakarta. I am trying to find it (shame on me).

    But yes, my family (or atleast on my fathers side comes from indonesia :)

  2. Really? Never imagined that :D

  3. Anonymous12:10 PM

    AFAIK, Jogja is the brand-name for Yogyakarta, it's for the marketing campaign. The official name still Yogyakarta, though. Jogjakarta is the old spelling (Ejaan Van Ophuijsen ?), using "J" instead of "Y".

  4. That makes sense.
    Thanks for the info

  5. Anonymous8:45 AM

    Jogjakarta is Soewandi's spelling, not Ophuijsen. Ophuijsen's spelling for Yogyakarta is Djokjakarta.

    The original name for Yogyakarta is ngayogyakarta