This guideline is a part of the English Wikipedia's Manual of Style.
This is a guideline of article names used in the WikiProject Indonesia. The purpose is to avoid inappropriate disambiguations and moving/redirecting articles.
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Names of languages should follow Wikipedia:Naming conventions (languages). According to Wikipedia:WikiProject Ethnic groups, there is no standard form for ethnic groups. Per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (languages), the Indonesian language should be referred to as "Indonesian" or "the Indonesian language" if necessary. "Bahasa" is not the name of the language and is simply an Indonesian word which means "language". In Indonesian, the language is called "Bahasa Indonesia", but it is not special to Indonesian (e.g. "bahasa Inggris" = English, "bahasa Jepang" = Japanese).
In general, Indonesian words should be spelled according to the latest spelling system (e.g. Suharto, not Soeharto) unless the term is much better known in the English-speaking world under another spelling (e.g. Jusuf Kalla, not Yusuf Kalla). Variant spellings should be noted in the article, especially if they remain in common use, and there should be redirects from them.
In general, the Indonesian form of words is preferred for concepts that are used in more than one ethnic region (e.g. Indonesian dalang vs Javanese dhalang). If a concept is unique to a particular cultural area, the spelling of the word should follow the local usage only if it is more common in English in that spelling. If the local spelling is to be used, the current spelling conventions should be followed. For example, for Javanese retroflex consonants, "dh" and "th" should be used instead of "ḍ" and "ṭ."
In Javanese, the letter "a" is sometimes pronounced like "o" in the final syllables of words, and this is often reflected in the spelling. In place names or contemporary personal names, the official spelling is binding, regardless of the Javanese pronunciation or spelling convention, e.g. Surabaya, not "Suroboyo"; but Purwokerto, not "jv:Purwakerta"). For historical figures and topics relating to Javanese culture, the general principles WP:COMMONNAME and WP:ENGLISH apply (e.g. Gajah Mada, not "Gajah Modo"; but Diponegoro, not "jv:Dipanegara"). If the spelling varies depending on source, this variation should be noted in the article.
In many Indonesian cultures (for example, Javanese) it is common for somebody to have more than one name. In these cases, for living people their most recent name should be used in article titles, unless a former name remains considerably more common in the English-speaking world. For dead people, whichever name is the most common in English-language discussions should be used, even if it was not the person's final name.