Chindo- abbrievated term that defines a person whose enthicity is Chinese Indonesian. It's pretty much slang.
Having one of their ancestors from China live in Indonesia (marrying indigenous people or not).
In Indonesia, despite having no language barriers whatsoever call these people Chinese. For the Chinese people who have only recently arrived in Indonesia (having the ability to still keep the Chinese language)they are usually called 'toktok China' (pronounced chee-nah). Chindo poeple usually have a couple to a few generations of living in Indonesia.
There is a lot of discrimination against the Chinese in Indonesia mainly because the amount of success Chindo people have seems to recieve there. Chindo people living in Indonesia are suaully upper class citizens.
Chindo people aren't hard to pick out - they basically are a lot lighter than indigenous Indonesians.
There are quite a lot of Chindo people who have escaped the discrimination and racism in Indonesia. The majority starting to live in Australia. There are a lot of young Chindo in Australia- really light asians with dark brown wavy/curly hair and pink cheeks are common characteristics and usually a dead give away.
"Hey, you half-half or what? You look like a pale korean or a weird japanese person... I can't pick it out..."
"Really? I'm Chinese-"
"CHINESE! I KNEW IT!"
"Chinese Indonesian, I mean!
"Oooh! You're Chindo, eh?! I thought you looked weird!"
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