Southeast Asia study guide

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cordilleras

parallel mountain ranges and plateaus

archipelago

a group of islands

flora

plants

fauna

animals

Indochina Peninsula and Malay Peninsula

two peninsulas that make up part of Southeast Asia

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

countries that lie on the Indochina Peninsula (5)

Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand

countries that lie on the Malay Peninsula (3)

Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore

countries that are composed of entirely islands (3)

Pacific Ring of Fire

an area of volcanicand earthquake activity roughly surrounding the Pacific Ocean

Borneo

island that contains three different countries

Java

Indonesian island that contains its capital

Borneo, Celebes, Java, New Guinea, Sumatra

major islands of Indonesia

Luzon and Mindanao

two major islands of the Philippines

Chao Phraya, Irrawady, Mekong, Red

four main rivers in Southeast Asia

indigenous

native

maritime

seafaring

Britain, France, Spain, Netherland, USA

Western nations dominated much of Southeast Asia

Ho Chi Minh

Vietnamese revolutionary who led a war against France to gain Vietnam's independence

Buddhism

Southeast Asian religion that became the primary religion in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

Communist, Constitutional monarchies, Democracy

three types of government represented in Southeast Asia

Malayo-Polynesia, Mon-Khmer, Sino-Tibetan

three main language families spoken in Southeast Asia

Islam

major religion in the Malay Peninsula

wats

Indian style temples

batik

a method in making beautiful designs and patterns on cloth

longhouses

elevated one story buildings that house up to 100 people

silat

a combination of dancing and self defense

badminton, basketball, soccer

sports enjoyed by Southeast Asians

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