32 Facts About Southeast Asian


Southeast Asian Asia is bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia and the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania and the Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia and the Indian Ocean.

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Apart from the British Indian Ocean Territory and two out of 26 atolls of Maldives in South Asia, Maritime Southeast Asian Asia is the only other subregion of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemisphere.

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Southeast Asian Asia was home to one of the few regions across Eurasia that did not get subsumed by the Mongol Empire.

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However, most modern Southeast Asian countries were previously European colonial states, with the only exception being Siam .

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Subsequent to this history, several Southeast Asian countries were subsumed under the Imperial Japanese Empire, which perpetrated numerous war crimes, with estimates that between 1937 and 1945, the Japanese military murdered from nearly three to over ten million people, most likely six million Chinese, Indians, Koreans, Malaysians, Indonesians, Filipinos and Indochinese, among others.

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The mainland section of Southeast Asian Asia was referred to as Indochina by European geographers due to its location between China and the Indian subcontinent and its having cultural influences from both neighboring regions.

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The maritime section of Southeast Asian Asia is known as the Malay Archipelago, a term derived from the European concept of a Malay race.

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Term "Southeast Asian Asia" was first used in 1839 by American pastor Howard Malcolm in his book Travels in South-Eastern Asia.

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Ten of the eleven states of Southeast Asia are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, while East Timor is an observer state.

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Southeast Asian Asia is geographically divided into two subregions, namely Mainland Southeast Asian Asia and the Malay Archipelago.

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Mahayana Buddhism established presence in Maritime Southeast Asian Asia, brought by Chinese monks during their transit in the region en route to Nalanda.

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The expansion of trade among West Asia, India and Southeast Asian Asia helped the spread of the religion as Muslim traders from Southern Yemen brought Islam to the region with their large volume of trade.

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Geographically, Southeast Asian Asia is bounded to the southeast by the Australian continent, the boundary between these two regions is most often considered to run through Wallacea.

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Maritime Southeast Asian Asia was often grouped with Australia and Oceania in the mid to late 1800s, rather than with mainland Asia.

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Climate in Southeast Asian Asia is mainly tropical–hot and humid all year round with plentiful rainfall.

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The majority of Southeast Asian Asia has a wet and dry season caused by seasonal shifts in winds or monsoon.

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Southeast Asian Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in the world.

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The animals of Southeast Asia are diverse; on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the orangutan, the Asian elephant, the Malayan tapir, the Sumatran rhinoceros and the Bornean clouded leopard can be found.

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In reaction, several countries in Southeast Asian Asia signed the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution to combat haze pollution.

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The rest of Southeast Asian Asia is still heavily dependent on agriculture, but Vietnam is notably making steady progress in developing its industrial sectors.

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Stock markets in Southeast Asian Asia have performed better than other bourses in the Asia-Pacific region in 2010, with the Philippines' PSE leading the way with 22 percent growth, followed by Thailand's SET with 21 percent and Indonesia's JKSE with 19 percent.

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The second-largest ethnic group in Southeast Asian Asia is Vietnamese with around 86 million population, mainly inhabiting in Vietnam, thus forming a significant minority in neighboring Cambodia and Laos.

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In October 2019, the number of Christians, both Catholic and Protestant in Southeast Asian Asia, reached 156 million, of which 97 million came from the Philippines, 29 million came from Indonesia, 11 million came from Vietnam, and the rest came from Malaysia, Myanmar, East Timor, Singapore, Laos, Cambodia and Brunei.

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Culture in Southeast Asian Asia is very diverse: on mainland Southeast Asian Asia, the culture is a mix of Burmese, Cambodian, Laotian, and Thai and Vietnamese cultures.

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Vietnam and Singapore show more Chinese influence in that Singapore, although being geographically a Southeast Asian nation, is home to a large Chinese majority and Vietnam was in China's sphere of influence for much of its history.

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Arts of Southeast Asian Asia have an affinity with the arts of other areas.

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Dance in much of Southeast Asian Asia includes movement of the hands as well as the feet, to express the dance's emotion and meaning of the story that the ballerina is going to tell the audience.

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The arts and literature in some of Southeast Asian Asia are quite influenced by Hinduism, which was brought to them centuries ago.

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The Tai, coming late into Southeast Asian Asia, brought with them some Chinese artistic traditions, but they soon shed them in favour of the Khmer and Mon traditions, and the only indications of their earlier contact with Chinese arts were in the style of their temples, especially the tapering roof, and in their lacquerware.

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Traditional music in Southeast Asian Asia is as varied as its many ethnic and cultural divisions.

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The alphabets of Southeast Asian Asia tended to be abugidas, until the arrival of the Europeans, who used words that ended in consonants, not just vowels.

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Thailand is the most numerous appearance in AFC Asian Cup with 7 while the highest-ranked result in the Asian Cup for a Southeast Asian team is second place in the 1968 by Myanmar in Iran.

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