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One important aspect of tourism activities in the Netherlands Indies is accommodation. There were parties that involved in the development of the accommodation in the Netherlands-Indies. This article will be focused on the role of native servants in the tourism accommodation in the Netherlands-Indies from the 19th century until the 20th century. The sources are used from books, photographs, postcards, magazines, newspapers, the guidebooks of tourism as well as various travelogues from that time. By using the historical method, the cultural and sociological approach can be traced the process of shifting that took place in the history of accommodation in the Netherlands-Indies. The result shows that the role of native servants is crucial to supporting tourism in the Netherlands-Indies. The changes and shifting include the use of the terms that are from colonial domestics (households) to public spheres, such as djongos, baboe, kebon, kokkie which were originally known in the colonial (European or Dutch) households. These terms became later known and used also in the accommodation in the Netherlands-Indies.
Original languageIndonesian
JournalAbad: Jurnal Sejarah
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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