Southeast Asia study guide

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parallel mountain ranges and plateaus


a group of islands





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


island that contains three different countries


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





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


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


major religion in the Malay Peninsula


Indian style temples


a method in making beautiful designs and patterns on cloth


elevated one story buildings that house up to 100 people


a combination of dancing and self defense

badminton, basketball, soccer

sports enjoyed by Southeast Asians

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