Indonesian American Muslims
Indonesian Muslims in USA (Indonesian Americans)
USA is one of the countries having the biggest Indonesian community. Every year thousands of Indonesians fly to America to pursue their education or as professional workers. However, the proportion of Indonesian people entering into USA is relatively small in contrast to Filipino, Japanese and Chinese migrants.
In Silicon Valley, more than 250,000 Indonesians are working for big companies and tech giants. These include Yahoo, IBM, Facebook, Google, KLA Tencor, Sun Microsystems and Cisco Systems to name a few.
According to 2000 United States Census, the Indonesians ranked 15th amongst the largest populations in America. The Indonesian Americans preferably reside in big states including Los Angeles, Southern California and metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Indonesian Businesses and Centers in USA
As stated by the 1990 census, one-third of employed Indonesian Americans are managers. The same proportion holds true for the professionals and people associated with technical, sales, and administrative-support jobs.
On the other hand, the Indonesians also make their living through different businesses. For instance:
Empire International brings authentic Indonesian food and confectionery products to growing Indonesian community in USA. In 1985, Mr. Hee Tan and Mr. Ruski started this business from California.
The co-founder of Marvell Technology Group, Dr. Sehat Sutardja is one of the most affluent and successful Indonesian professionals in America. Indeed, a notable achievement for a multiethnic, Asian country- Indonesia.
Simpang Asia (serves Indonesian food) and Indonesian café are popular spots of attraction and social magnets for Indonesian community in America. Both are located in palm neighborhood of Los Angeles.
BoBoKo Café located in Harrisonburg, Virginia also serves traditional Indonesian cuisine.
A number of publications are also on Indonesian Americans record. California-based publications include Indonesian Journal (founded 1988), Actual Indonesia News (founded 1996) and Indonesia Media (founded 1998).
Indonesian Clothing and Books