Talk:Japanese government-issued currency in the Dutch East Indies

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Proposal to rename[edit]

To make the article name more consistent with the articles about other types of Japanese invasion money, and to adequately represent the Japanese government issue for the Netherlands Indies, I would like to rename the article Japanese government-issued gulden and roepiah in the Netherlands Indies if there are no objections. Thanks--Godot13 (talk) 02:17, 18 November 2014 (UTC)


The currency circulating in the Netherlands Indies prior to the Japanese invasion was called "gulden" in Dutch and "roepiah" in Indonesian. Hence, the Japanese occupation notes with inscriptions in Dutch apply the name "gulden" (and "cent"), while the notes carrying inscriptions in Indonesian apply the name "roepiah". Some notes were highly localized; 100 and 1000 gulden notes, with a design similar to that used in occupied Malaya, were only meant to be circulated in Sumatra (though there is no evidence that the latter were actually in use).[1]

  1. ^ Cuhaj 2012, p. 856.