by Barbara Watson Andaya
Southeast Asia is composed of eleven nations that reach from eastern Asia to Asia, and it is generally speaking split into вЂњmainlandвЂќ and вЂњislandвЂќ areas. The mainland (Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) is obviously an expansion of this Asian continent. Muslims are available in all mainland nations, nevertheless the biggest populations come in southern Thailand and western Burma (Arakan). The Cham individuals of main Vietnam and Cambodia are also Muslim.
Island or Southeast that is maritime Asia Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, while the brand new country of East Timor (previously section of Indonesia). Islam could be the state religion in Malaysia and Brunei. Although 85 % of IndonesiaвЂ™s populace of over 234,000,000 are Muslims, a bigger number than just about any other country on the planet, Islam just isn’t the official state religion.