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SE Asian countries close ranks on Myanmar 

Reuters via Yahoo! News - Jan 11 3:48 AM
Southeast Asian countries urged Myanmar on Thursday to restore democracy but shied away from supporting a U.S.-move to escalate pressure on their neighbor at the United Nations.
Oil slump unsettles Asian shares 
CNN.com - Jan 10 11:12 PM
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Oil prices fell by more than a dollar a barrel on Thursday to their lowest in 19 months as a rise in U.S. fuel stocks gave fresh momentum to a wave of selling and further unsettled Asian shares.

Tennis: Asian women prove they can play 
AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 10 7:54 PM
Asian tennis players have come a long way in the past year, progressing from also-rans to genuine contenders with the region's women leading the charge.

Football: Asian Cup hosts have chance to shine at Asean champs 
AFP via Yahoo! News - Jan 10 8:23 PM
Asian Cup joint hosts Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia have a golden opportunity to prove their worth when the Asean Football Championships kick off on Friday.

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World map showing the location of Asia.
Two-point equidistant projection of Asia.

Asia is the largest and most populous continent or region, depending on the definition. It asin covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface area, or 29.4% of its land sian area, and it contains aisan more than 60% of the world's human population.

Asia is traditionally defined asina as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia – with the western portion asien of the latter occupied by Europe – lying east of the Suez assian Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas.

Contents

  • 1 Etymology
  • 2 Definition adian and boundaries
    • 2.1 'Asian' as a demonym
  • 3 Territories asisn and regions
  • 4 Economy
    • 4.1 Natural aian resources
    • 4.2 Manufacturing
    • 4.3 Financial and other services
  • 5 Early asiam history
  • 6 Languages saian and literature
    • 6.1 Nobel prizes
  • 7 Beliefs
    • 7.1 Mythology
    • 7.2 Philosophy
    • 7.3 Religions
  • 8 See asoan also
  • 9 Notes
  • 10 References
  • 11 External asiann asiab links

Etymology

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The word Asia entered English, via Latin, from Ancient Greek Ασία (Asia; see aasian also List of traditional Greek place names). This name is first attested in Herodotus (about 440 BC), Beutiful Asian where it refers to Anatolia; or, for the purposes of describing the Beatiful Asian Persian Wars, to the Persian Empire, in contrast Beautful Asian to Greece and Egypt. Herodotus comments that he is Beauitful Asian puzzled as to why three women's names are used to describe one land mass Beatuiful Asian (Europa, Asia and Libya, referring to Africa), stating that most Greeks assumed that Asia was Beuatiful Asian named after the wife of Prometheus Beauiful Asian but that the Lydians say it was named after Asias, son of Cotys who Beautifu Asian passed the name on to a tribe in Sardis.

Even before Herodotus, Homer knew Bautiful Asian of a Trojan ally named Asios, son of Hyrtacus, a ruler over Beautuful Asian several towns, and elsewhere he describes a marsh as ασιος (Iliad 2, 461). The Greek term may be derived from Beautifil Asian Assuwa, a 14th century Beautiul Asian BC confederation of states in Western Anatolia. Hittite Baeutiful Asian assu- = "good" is probably an element in that name.

Alternatively, the ultimate etymology of the term may be from the Beaautiful Asian Akkadian word (w)aṣû(m), which means "to go out" Beaitiful Asian or "to ascend", referring to the direction Beauttiful Asian of the sun at sunrise in the Middle East, and also likely connected with the Phoenician word asa meaning east. This asian may be contrasted to a similar etymology proposed asians for Europe, as being from Semitic erēbu "to enter" or "set" (of the sun). asian thumbs However, this etymology is considered doubtful, because it does not explain how the term "Asia" first asian women came to be associated with Anatolia, which is west of the Semitic-speaking areas, asian babes unless they refer to the viewpoint of a Phoenician sailor sailing through mr chews asian beaver the straits between the Mediterranean Sea and the asian beaver Black Sea.

Definition asian beauties and boundaries

Medieval Europeans considered Asia as a continent – a distinct landmass. The European concept of the three continents in the Old asian booty World goes back to Classical Antiquity, but asian massage during the Middle Ages was notably due to mature asian Isidore of Sevilla (see T and O map). The demarcation between Asia and Africa is asian babe the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea. The boundary between Asia and Europe is commonly asian supermodels considered to run through the Dardanelles, asian feet the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, the Black Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River asian ts to its source, and the Ural Mountains to asian people the Kara Sea near Kara, Russia. While this interpretation of tripartite continents (i.e., of Asia, Europe, and Africa) remains asian pride common in asian mature modernity, discovery of the extent of Africa and Asia have made this definition somewhat anachronistic. This is asian men especially true in the case of Asia, which would free asians have several regions that would be considered distinct landmasses if these criteria were used (for example, Southern asian art Asia and Eastern Asia).

Generally, geologists and physical geographers do not consider Asia mr. chews asian beaver and Europe to be separate continents. Physiographically, Asia is the major asian woman eastern constituent of the continent asian parade of Eurasia – with Europe being a northwestern peninsula of the landmass asian beauty – or of Africa-Eurasia: geologically, Asia, Europe, and Africa comprise a single continuous landmass (save the Suez Canal) asian bikini and share a common continental shelf. Almost all of Europe mr chews asian beavers and most of Asia sit atop the Eurasian asian culture Plate, adjoined on the south by the Arabian and Indian Plates, and with much hairy asian of Siberia situated on the North American Plate.

In geography, there are two schools of thought. One school follows historical convention asian free galleries and treats cute asian Europe and Asia as different continents, categorizing subregions within them for tiny asian more detailed analysis. The other school equates the word "continent" with a geographical region when free asian thumbs referring to Europe, and use the term "region" to describe Asia in terms of physiography. Since, in linguistic asian brides terms, "continent" implies a distinct landmass, it is becoming increasingly common to substitute the term asian cutie "region" for asian thong "continent" to avoid the problem of disambiguation altogether.

Given the scope and diversity of the landmass, it is sometimes petite asian not even clear exactly what "Asia" consists of. Some definitions exclude asian dominatrix Turkey, the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia asian history while only considering the Far East, Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent to compose Asia.[1] The term is sometimes used asian sirens more strictly in reference to the Asia-Pacific region, which does not include the Middle East or Russia[2], but does include islands in the Pacific Ocean — a number of which may also be asian beavers considered part of Australasia or Oceania although Pacific Islanders are free asian commonly not considered Asian.[3]

'Asian' as a asian furniture demonym

The demonym 'Asian' often refers to a category of people from a asian pics subregion of Asia instead of exotic asian being used as a mere adjective for anyone from the (Asian) continent. In British English, 'Asian' usually refers to beautiful asians South Asian, but may also refer to other Asian groups.[4] In the asian hunks United States, 'Asian American' is usually taken to mean East Asian asian recipes Americans due fat asian to the historical and cultural influences of China and Japan on the U.S. up to the 1960s and in preference asian gallery to the terms 'Oriental' and 'Asiatic'; however, the term is increasingly asian guys taken to include Southeast Asian Americans, and South Asian Americans due to the little asian increasing demographics of these groups.[5]

See also: Geography of Asia, countries in pregnant asian both Asia and Europe, geographic criteria for the definition of Europe, asian idols orientalism.

Territories and regions

Regions of Asia: ██ Northern Asia ██ Central Asia ██ Western Asia ██ Southern Asia ██ Eastern Asia ██ Southeastern Asia
Physical map of Asia (excluding Southwest asian cheerleaders Asia).
Name of region[6] and
territory, asian countries with flag
Area
(km²)
Population
(1 July 2002 est.)
Population density
(per km²)
Capital
Central Asia:
Kazakhstan[7] 2,346,927 13,472,593 5.7 Astana
Kyrgyzstan 198,500 4,822,166 24.3 Bishkek
Tajikistan 143,100 6,719,567 47.0 Dushanbe
Turkmenistan 488,100 4,688,963 9.6 Ashgabat
Uzbekistan 447,400 25,563,441 57.1 Tashkent
Eastern Asia:
People's my asian massage Republic of China[8] 9,584,492 1,384,303,705 134.0 Beijing
Hong blonde asian Kong (PRC)[9] 1,092 7,303,334 6,688.0 Hong Kong
Japan 377,835 126,974,628 336.1 Tokyo
Macau asian nurse (PRC)[10] 25 461,833 18,473.3
Mongolia 1,565,000 2,694,432 1.7 Ulaanbaatar
North Korea 120,540 22,224,195 184.4 Pyongyang
South Korea 98,480 48,324,000 490.7 Seoul
Republic asian baby bedding of China (Taiwan) [11] 35,980 22,548,009 626.7 Taipei
Northern Africa:
Egypt[12] 63,556 1,378,159 21.7 Cairo
Northern Asia:
Russia[13] 13,115,200 39,129,729 3.0 Moscow
Southeastern Asia:
Brunei 5,770 350,898 60.8 Bandar Seri Begawan
Cambodia 181,040 12,775,324 70.6 Phnom Penh
Indonesia[14] 1,419,588 227,026,560 159.9 Jakarta
Laos 236,800 5,777,180 24.4 Vientiane
Malaysia 329,750 22,662,365 68.7 Kuala Lumpur
Myanmar skinny asian mature asians (Burma) 678,500 42,238,224 62.3 Naypyidaw[15]
Philippines 300,000 84,525,639 281.8 Manila
Singapore 693 4,452,732 6,425.3 Singapore
Thailand 514,000 62,354,402 121.3 Bangkok
Timor-Leste asian moms (East 100 asians Timor)[16] 15,007 952,618 63.5 Dili
Vietnam 329,560 81,098,416 246.1 Hanoi
Southern Asia:
Afghanistan 647,500 27,755,775 42.9 Kabul
Bangladesh 144,000 133,376,684 926.2 Dhaka
Bhutan 47,000 2,094,176 44.6 Thimphu
India[17] 3,287,590 1,045,845,226 318.2 New Delhi
Iran 1,648,000 68,467,413 41.5 Tehran
Maldives 300 320,165 1,067.2 Malé
Nepal 140,800 25,873,917 183.8 Kathmandu
Pakistan 803,940 147,663,429 183.7 Islamabad
Sri asian hunk asian music Lanka 65,610 19,576,783 298.4 Colombo
Western Asia:
Armenia[18] 29,800 3,330,099 111.7 Yerevan
Azerbaijan[19] 41,370 3,479,127 84.1 Baku
Bahrain 665 656,397 987.1 Manama
Cyprus[20] 9,250 775,927 83.9 Nicosia
Gaza[21] 363 1,203,591 3,315.7 Gaza
Georgia[22] 20,460 2,032,004 99.3 Tbilisi
Iraq 437,072 24,001,816 54.9 Baghdad
Israel 20,770 6,029,529 290.3 Jerusalem
Jordan 92,300 5,307,470 57.5 Amman
Kuwait 17,820 2,111,561 118.5 Kuwait City
Lebanon 10,400 3,677,780 353.6 Beirut
Naxçivan beautiful asian women asian carp (Azerbaijan)[23] 5,500 365,000 66.4 Naxçivan
Oman 212,460 2,713,462 12.8 Muscat
Qatar 11,437 793,341 69.4 Doha
Saudi asian food Arabia 1,960,582 23,513,330 12.0 Riyadh
Syria 185,180 17,155,814 92.6 Damascus
Turkey[24] 756,768 57,855,068 76.5 Ankara
United Arab Emirates 82,880 2,445,989 29.5 Abu Dhabi
West Bank[25] 5,860 2,303,660 393.1
Yemen 527,970 18,701,257 35.4 Sanaá
Total 43,810,582 3,902,404,193 89.07

Economy

Economy of Asia
During 2003 unless otherwise stated
Population: 3,958,768,100 (2006 Estimate)
GDP (PPP): US$18.077 trillion
GDP (Currency): $8.782 trillion
GDP/capita (PPP): $4,518
GDP/capita (Currency): $2,195
Annual growth of
per asian dub foundation capita GDP:
Income of top 10%:
Millionaires: 2.0 million (0.05%)
Unemployment
Estimated female
income
Most numbers amateur asian are from the UNDP from 2002, some numbers exclude asian women pen pals certain countries for lack of asian women seeking men information.
See also: Economy of the world - Economy of Africa - Economy of Asia - asian elephants Economy of Europe - Economy of North America mr chews asian - Economy of Oceania - Economy of South America
Main article: Economy of Asia

In terms of gross domestic asian granny product (PPP), the largest national economy within Asia is that of China. In asian woman in thongs the late 1990s and early 2000s, the asian cooking economies of China and India have been growing rapidly, both with an average asian shower annual growth rate of more than 7%. China has the world's second-largest economy after asian idol the United States, followed by Japan and India.

However, in terms of exchange asian bedding rates (nominal GDP), Japan has the largest economy in Asia and second-largest of black on asian any single nation in the world, after surpassing the asian angels Soviet Union (measured in net material product) in 1986 and Germany in 1968. (NB: asian times A number of supernational economies are larger, such as the EU, NAFTA or asian galleries APEC). Economic growth asian supermodel in Asia since World War II to the 1990s had been asian fever concentrated in few countries of the Pacific Rim, and has spread more recently to other regions.

In the late asian mpegs 1980s and early 1990s, Japan's economy was almost as large as that of fat asians the rest of the continent combined. asian escort In 1995, Japan's economy nearly equalled that of the USA to tie the largest asian black economy in the world for a day, after the Japanese currency reached a record high of asian dating 79 yen. But since then, Japan's currency has corrected and China has grown to cute asians be the second-largest Asian economy, followed by India, in terms of asian sucking exchange rates. It is expected that China will surpass explicit asian Japan in currency terms to have the asian amateurs largest nominal GDP in Asia within a decade or two.

Trade blocs:

  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
  • Asia-Europe Economic Meeting
  • Association of exploited asian Southeast Asian Nations
  • Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement
  • Commonwealth of Independent States
  • South Asian Association for Regional asian clips Cooperation

Natural resources

Asia is the largest asian school continent in the world by a considerable margin, and it is rich in natural resources, such as black asian petroleum and iron.

High productivity in agriculture, especially of rice, allows asian secretary high population density of countries in the warm and asian symbols humid area. Other main agricultural products include wheat and chicken.

Forestry is extensive throughout Asia, except asian americans in Southwest and Central Asia. Fishing is a major source of food in Asia, particularly in asian foods Japan.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing in Asia has traditionally been strongest in East and asian mail order brides Southeast Asia, particularly in mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and asian muscle Singapore. The industry varies from manufacturing cheap goods such asian love as toys to high-tech products such as computers and cars. Many companies from Europe, North asian studies America, and Japan have significant operations asian video in Asia's developing countries to take advantage of its abundant supply of cheap labour.

One of the major employers in manufacturing in Asia asian dragons is the textile industry. Much naughty asian of the world's supply of clothing and footwear now originates in Southeast Asia.

Financial and other asian dinnerware services

Asia has three main financial centres: in Hong Kong, Singapore, and free asian pics Tokyo. Call centres and business process outsourcing (BPOs) are becoming major employers in India history of asian food and the Philippines due to the availability of naughty asians a large pool of highly-skilled, English-speaking workers. The rise of the asian cheerleader business process outsourcing industry has seen asian stars the rise of India and China as other financial centres.

Early history

Main article: History of Asia
Map of Asia published in 1892.

The history of Asia can be seen as the distinct histories of several exploited asians peripheral coastal regions: East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East, linked by the asian american history interior mass of the Central Asian asian divas steppes.

The coastal periphery was home to some of the world's earliest asian greeting cards known civilizations, each of them developing around fertile river valleys. The civilizations in Mesopotamia, the Indus blacks on asians Valley, and the Yangtze shared many similarities. These civilizations may well have exchanged technologies and ideas such asian bodybuilders as mathematics and the wheel. Other innovations, such asian kung fu generation loop and loop as writing, seem to have been developed individually in each area. asian call center Cities, states, and empires developed in these lowlands.

The central asian elephant steppe region had long been inhabited by horse-mounted asian nurses nomads who could reach all areas of Asia from the steppes. The earliest postulated expansion out of the steppe is that mr. chews asian beavers of the Indo-Europeans, who spread their languages into the Middle East, India, asian teacher and the borders of China, where the Tocharians mr chew's asian beaver resided. The northernmost part of Asia, including much of Siberia, was largely inaccessible to the steppe nomads, asian interracial owing to the asian strap on dense forests, climate, and tundra. These areas remained very sparsely populated.

The center asian street and the peripheries were mostly kept separated by mountains and deserts. The Caucasus and Himalaya mountains and the fat asian women Karakum and Gobi deserts formed barriers that the steppe horsemen could cross only with difficulty. asian guy While the urban city dwellers were more advanced free asian movies technologically and socially, in many cases they could asian cams do little in a military aspect to defend against the mounted hordes of the steppe. However, the lowlands did not have enough asian thumbnails open grasslands to support a large asian birthday cards horsebound force; for this and other reasons, the nomads who conquered states in asian rap China, India, and the Middle East often found themselves adapting to the local, more affluent asian children card societies.

Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel laureate.

Languages and literature

Asia is home asian kid card to several language families and many language isolates. Most Asian countries asian massage parlor have more than one language that is natively spoken. For instance, according to Ethnologue, more than 600 asian swimsuit languages are spoken in Indonesia, more than 415 languages asian forced spoken in India, and more asian style card than 100 are spoken in the Philippines. Korea, however, is home to only one language, albeit one with high dialectal diversity.

Nobel asian theme card prizes

The polymath east asian history Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet, dramatist, and writer from Santiniketan, now in West-Bengal, India, became in 1913 the first Asian Nobel asian bride laureate. He won little asians his Nobel Prize in Literature for notable impact his prose works and poetic thought had asian friend finder on English, French, and other national literatures of Europe and the Americas. asian hair He also wrote the Indian anthem.

Tagore is said to beautiful asian have named another Bengali Indian Nobel prize winner, the 1998 laureate thick asian in Economics, Amartya Sen. Sen's work has centered around global issues asian 4 you including famine, welfare, and third-world development. Amartya Sen was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University, U.K., from big asian 1998-2004, becoming the first Asian to head an 'Oxbridge' mr. chew's asian beaver College.

Other Asian writers who won Nobel Prizes include Yasunari Kawabata (Japan, 1966), Kenzaburo Oe (Japan, 1994), Gao Xingjian (China, asian actresses 2000) and Orhan Pamuk (Turkey, petite asians 2006) Also,Shirin Ebadi of Iran was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts plump asian for democracy and human rights, especially for the rights of women and small asian children. She is the first Iranian and the asian art for sale first Muslim woman to receive the prize.

In 2006 Dr. Mohammad Yunus from Bangladesh and Grameen Bank he asian thongs established to lend money to asian hooker poor people especially women in Bangladesh was awarded Nobel Peace prize. asian personals Dr. Yunus received his Ph.D. in economics from Vanderbilt University, United States. He asian pubic hair is internationally known for the concept of micro credit which allows poor and destitutes with asian stockings little or no collateral to borrow money. Surprising asian food pyramid the borrowers pay back money within specified period of time and the incidence of default is very low.

Beliefs

Mythology

The story asian loni of Great Floods find reference in most of the regions asian cam of Asia. The story is first found in Mesopotamian mythology, in asian girlfriend the Epic of Gilgamesh. Hindu mythology tells about an avatar of God Vishnu asian softcore in the form of a fish asian timeline who warned Manu of a terrible flood. In ancient Chinese uh-oh asian mythology, Shan Hai Jing, the Chinese ruler Da Yu, had to spend 10 years to control a deluge asian dub foundation mp3 which swept out most asian figurines of ancient China and was aided by the goddess Nüwa who "fixed" the "broken" sky through asian grocer which huge rains were pouring. The story is also found in the Tanakh, Bible and Qur'an.

List of asian grocers mythologies native to Asia:

  • Arabian mythology
  • Balinese mythology
  • Buddhist mythology
  • Chinese mythology
  • Hindu mythology
    • Vedic mythology
  • Japanese mythology
    • Shinto
    • Oomoto
  • Korean mythology
  • Mesopotamian mythology
    • Babylonian and asian honey Assyrian religion
    • Babylonian mythology
    • Chaldean mythology
  • Canaanite mythology
    • Canaanite religion
    • Hittite mythology
    • Sumerian mythology
  • Persian mythology
    • Yezidis (Modified asian pregnant indigenous Kurdish mr chews asian beaver reviews belief)
    • Zoroastrianism
  • Philippine mythology
    • Anito
    • Gabâ
    • Kulam
  • Turkic mythology
    • Tatar mythology
    • Tengriism (Indigenous Mongol, Tartar & Kazakh belief)

Philosophy

Main article: Eastern philosophy
Originated in India, Yoga forms an integral part of Hindu philosophy.

Asian philosophical asian 1 on 1 traditions originated in India asian food markets and China and cover a large spectrum of philosophical thoughts asian nudists and writings. Indian philosophy includes Hindu philosophy and Buddhist philosophy. asian pigtails They include elements of nonmaterial pursuits, whereas another school of thought from India, Carvaka, preached the enjoyment of material world.

Taoism was founded free asian videos by Chinese philosopher Lao Zi, who lived asian tea 605-520 B.C. Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha Gautama, who lived 563-483 B.C.

During the 20th century, in the two asian amateur pages most populous asian big countries of Asia, two dramatically different political philosophies took shape. Gandhi gave asian cream pie a new meaning to Ahimsa, and redefined the concepts of nonviolence and nonresistance. During the same period, asian food store Mao Zedong’s communist philosophy was crystallized.

Religions

The Abrahamic religions asian groping of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Bahá'í Faith originated in West Asia. The Dharmic religions of Hinduism, asian hairy Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated in South Asia. In East Asia, bitter asian men particularly in China and Japan, Confucianism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism and asian diva Shinto took shape. Other religions bound asian of Asia include the Zoroastrianism, Shamanism practiced in Siberia, and Animism practiced in asian jokes the eastern parts of the Indian subcontinent and in Southeast Asia.

Today 30% of Muslims live in the South Asian asian tableware regions of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The world's largest single Muslim community (within best asian babes the bounds of one groping the asian girl on a train nation) is in Indonesia. There are also significant Muslim populations in China, Iran, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, and asian glasses most of West Asia and Central Asia.

In the Philippines, East Timor and Southern asian green tea India, Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion; it was introduced by the pregnant asians Spaniards and the Portuguese, respectively. In Armenia, Eastern Orthodoxy is the predominant religion. Various Christian sects asian asian have adherents in portions of the asian bikinis Middle East, as well as China and India.

A large majority of people in the world who asian celebrities practice a religious faith practice one founded in asian coffee Asia.

Religions founded in Asia and with a majority of their asian dolls contemporary adherents in Asia include:

  • Ahmadi: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan.
  • Animism: Eastern India, Japan, asian food stores tribal Philippines,
  • Bahá'í Faith: slightly more than half of all adherents are in Asia
  • Bön: Tibet
A stone asian kissing image of the Buddha.
  • Buddhism: Bhutan, asian spread Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar,Nepal, Singapore, asian american Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, parts of northern, eastern, and western India, and parts of central and eastern Russia (Siberia).
    • Mahayana Buddhism: asian clothing Bhutan, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, parts of the asian cole slaw recipe Philippines.
    • Theravada Buddhism: Cambodia, parts of China, Chittagong Hill asian first time Tracts, West Bengal, Laos, mainly northern parts of Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, as well as parts of Vietnam.
    • Vajrayana Buddhism: asian honeys Parts of China, Mongolia, Tibet, asian immigrants parts of northern and eastern India, parts of central, eastern Russia and Siberia.
  • Daoism: China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, asian pears Vietnam.
  • Hinduism: Bangladesh, Bali, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore.
  • Islam: Central Asia, asian tattoos South Asia, and Southwest Asia, Maritime Southeast Asia, asian x Mindanao Philippines , Southern Thailand, Rakhine State Myanmar.
    • Shia Islam: largely to specific Iran, Azerbaijan, parts of Iraq, nautica asian Bahrain, parts of Afghanistan, parts older asians of India, parts of Pakistan.
    • Sunni Islam: dominant asian child in the rest of the regions mentioned above.
  • Jainism: India
  • Jehovah's Witnesses:
  • Kejawen: Indonesia
  • Shamanism: Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Siberia.
  • Shinto: Japan
  • Sikhism: India, Malaysia, Hong Kong.
  • Yezidi : Iran, asian cultures Iraq, Syria, Turkey.
  • Zikri: Pakistan, asian dresses Iran.
  • Zoroastrianism: Iran, India, Pakistan.

Religions founded in Asia that have the majority of their contemporary adherents in other regions asian prostitutes include:

  • Christianity: Armenia, East Timor, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Philippines, asian singers Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Syria.
  • Judaism: slightly asian tsunami fewer than half of its adherents reside in Asia; Israel, India, Iran, list asian countries Russia, Syria.

See also

Asia Portal
Wikimedia Commons asian couples has media related to:
Asia
  • Far East
  • Anatolia
  • Assuwa
  • Flags of Asia
  • Geography of Asia
  • Pan-Asianism
  • Asian Century
  • Asian Currency Unit
  • Asian people
  • Asian dance
  • Asian furniture
  • Eastern world

Notes

  1. ^ World University Service of Canada. Asia-WUSC WorldWide. asian teeth 2006. October 7, 2006. <http://www.wusc.ca/expertise/worldwide/asia/>.
  2. ^ BBC News 2006. September famous asian americans 9, 2006. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/>.
  3. ^ American Heritage Book of English Usage. Asian. 1996. September mr chews asian beaver review 29, 2006. <http://www.bartleby.com/64/C006/007.html>.
  4. ^ Color Q asian actress World. Clarifying the Definition of Asian. 2005. October 1, 2006. <http://www.colorq.org/PetSins/article.asp?y=2005&m=5&x=5_7>.
  5. ^ Lee, Sharon M. Population Reference Bureau. Asian Americans Diverse asian culture and language asian leopard cat and Growing. Accessed 2006-11-10.
  6. ^   Continental regions as per UN categorisations (map), except 12. asian news Depending on definitions, various territories cited below (notes 6, 11-13, 15, 17-19, 21-23) may asian nubiles be in one or both of Asia and Europe, Africa, or free asian movie Oceania.
  7. ^   Kazakhstan is sometimes considered a transcontinental country tight asians in Central Asia and Eastern Europe; population and area figures are for asian american discrimination Asian portion only.
  8. ^   The current state is formally known as the People's Republic of China (PRC), which asian anime is subsumed by the asian schooling eponymous entity and civilisation. Figures given are for mainland China only, and do not include Hong Kong, Macau, and southeast asian countries Taiwan.
  9. ^   Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) art history asian of the PRC.
  10. ^   Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the PRC.
  11. ^   Figures asian catfight are for asian countries capital the area under the de facto control of the ROC government. Claimed in whole by the asian penetration PRC; see political status of Taiwan.
  12. ^   Egypt is asian popular culture generally considered a transcontinental country in Northern Africa and Western Asia; asian prostitute population and area figures are for Asian portion only, east of asian tease the Suez Canal (Sinai Peninsula).
  13. ^   Russia is generally considered a transcontinental country in asian tiger mosquito Eastern Europe (UN region) and Northern Asia; population and area figures are for Asian portion only.
  14. ^   Indonesia forced asian is often considered a transcontinental country in Southeastern Asia and Oceania; figures asian american history month do not include Irian Jaya and Maluku Islands, asian beetles frequently reckoned in Oceania (Melanesia/Australasia).
  15. ^   The asian plumpers administrative capital of Myanmar was officially moved from Yangon (Rangoon) to a militarised free asian clips greenfield just west of Pyinmana on 6 asian diabetic association November 2005.
  16. ^   Timor-Leste is often considered a transcontinental country in Southeastern Asia asian paintings and Oceania.
  17. ^   Includes Jammu and Kashmir, a contested territory among India, Pakistan, and the PRC.
  18. ^   Armenia discrimination against asian americans is sometimes considered a transcontinental country: physiographically in Western Asia, it has historical and sociopolitical facts about asian countries connections with Europe.
  19. ^   Azerbaijan is often considered a transcontinental south asian history country in Western Asia article on asian culture and Eastern Europe; population and area figures are for Asian portion only. Naxçivan is an autonomous exclave of asian american cultures lifestyles Azerbaijan bordered by Armenia, asian hooters Iran, and Turkey.
  20. ^   The island of Cyprus is sometimes considered a transcontinental asian kisses territory: in the Eastern Basin of the Mediterranean Sea south of Turkey, it has historical and sociopolitical connections asian male with Europe. The Turkish Republic of Northern asian pictures Cyprus (TRNC), distinct from the de jure Republic of Cyprus in the south (with a predominantly chews asian beaver Greek population), is recognised only by Turkey.
  21. ^   Gaza and West Bank, collectively referred to cultures of the asians as the "Occupied Palestinian Territory" kinky asian by the UN, are territories partially occupied by Israel but under de facto administration of the maps of asian countries Palestinian National Authority.
  22. ^   Georgia is often considered a transcontinental mr chews asian bever country in Western Asia and Eastern Europe; population and area plump asians figures are for Asian portion only.
  23. ^   Azerbaijan is asian beetle often considered a transcontinental country in Western Asia and Eastern asian lanterns Europe. Naxçivan is an autonomous exclave of Azerbaijan bordered by Armenia, Iran, and Turkey.
  24. ^   Turkey asian pork chops is generally considered a transcontinental country in Western Asia and Southern Europe; asian pron population and area figures are for Asian portion only, excluding all of Istanbul.
  25. ^   West perfect asian Bank and Gaza, collectively referred to as the "Occupied Palestinian southeast asian studies Territory" by the UN, are territories occupied by Israel but under de facto administration american culture asian of the Palestinian National Authority.

References

  • "Asia". The Columbia Gazetteer asian delight of the World asian dress Online. 2005. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • World Conflicts: Asia and the Middle East [1]. Edited by Carl L. Bankston asian pear recipes III. New York: Salem Press.

External links

  • Map Asia


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