Goddess of the Earth

Pertiwi: the personification of Indonesia

While visiting a cultural park in the City of Jambi (Taman Budaya Mayang Mengurai), we noticed an interesting monument with a picture of the Indonesian islands, and below it the word “Pertiwi.” We also noticed on another monument at this same park, the same word—“Pertiwi.” This led us to explore the origin and meaning of that word.