16 Facts About South Asian


South Asian Asia is the southern region of Asia, which is defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms.

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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is an economic cooperation organization in the region which was established in 1985 and includes all eight nations comprising South Asia.

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In 2010, South Asian Asia had the world's largest populations of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, and Zoroastrians.

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Common definition of South Asian Asia is largely inherited from the administrative boundaries of the British Raj, with several exceptions.

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However, in Pakistan, the term "South Asian Asia" is considered too India-centric and was banned until 1989 after the death of Zia ul Haq.

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Identification with a South Asian identity was found to be significantly low among respondents in an older two-year survey across Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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South Asian sought to carve out a principality for himself by expanding the Islamic world.

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The Deccan and northeastern region of South Asian Asia was largely under Hindu kings such as those of Vijayanagara Empire and Ahom kingdom, with some regions such as parts of modern Telangana and Andhra Pradesh under local Sultanates such as the Shia Islamic rulers of Golconda Sultanate.

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The Indian Plate includes most of South Asian Asia, forming a land mass which extends from the Himalayas into a portion of the basin under the Indian Ocean, including parts of South Asian China and Eastern Indonesia, as well as Kunlun and Karakoram ranges, and extending up to but not including Ladakh, Kohistan, the Hindu Kush range and Balochistan.

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South Asian Asia is largely divided into four broad climate zones:.

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Climate change in South Asian Asia is causing a range of challenges including sea level rise, cyclonic activity, and changes in ambient temperature and precipitation patterns.

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The Devanagari script is used for over 120 South Asian languages, including Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pali, Konkani, Bodo, Sindhi and Maithili among other languages and dialects, making it one of the most used and adopted writing systems in the world.

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In 2010, South Asian Asia had the world's largest population of Hindus, about 510 million Muslims, over 27 million Sikhs, 35 million Christians and over 25 million Buddhists.

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South Asian Asia is home to some of the most populated urban areas in the world.

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One of the key challenges in assessing the quality of education in South Asian Asia is the vast range of contextual difference across the region, complicating any attempt to compare between countries.

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South Asian Asia continues to remain least integrated region in the world.

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