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Asian Development Bank; based in the Philippine capital of Manila. Provides international loans to aid the economies of Asian member countries; in Southeast Asia these ADB loans support agricultural, transportation, and industrial development projects
in present-day Cambodia, a Khmer temple more than 800 years old; designed to resemble the home of the Hindu gods and goddesses; has a mixture of Indian and local styles; both a Hindu temple and a tomb for Suryavarman II - Khmer ruler who built it
a story about the life of a king in Java, the court poet Mpu Kanwa modified the Indian epic Mahabharata to fit southeast Asian circumstances
Association of Southeast Asian Nations; organization formed in 1967 to promote regional development and trade in Southeast Asia
a Buddhist shrine in Indonesia, a stunning example of Southeast Asian religious art and architecture' built of gray volcanic stone around A.D..800 on the island of Java, its larger than Europe's great cathedrals; a large tower shaped like a bell tops the pyramid-shaped monument; it has 3 levels connected by stairs
game in Myanmar in which players form a circle and try to keep a rattan ball in the air without using their hands
storm with heavy rains and high winds that blow in a circular pattern around an area of low atmospheric pressure
island that was part of Indonesia, voted to become independent in 1999; 3 years later it was fully independent in 2002; not in ASEAN yet
port city, such as Singapore, where goods can be unloaded, stored, and reshipped without the payment of import duties
during A.D. 100 traders from India setup trading posts along Gulf of Thailand and in A.D. 200 Southeast Asians established the kingdom of Funan
a volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali that reaches 10,308 feet; Balinese people regard it as a sacred center piece of their Hindu faith, and leave offerings on the crater's rim, eruption in 1963 took 1,500 lives
western European country on the North Sea; controlled most islands that make up Indonesia
group of islands that forms the Southeast Asian country of the republic of Indonesia; largest exporter of plywood
river in central Myanmar formed by the confluence of the Mali and Nmai Rivers; rice is grown here
Volcano in Indonesia and is part of the Ring of Fire; an eruption in 1883 caused massive destruction and death
Southeast Asian country south of China and west of Vietnam; only landlocked country in this region
in rural areas of Indonesia and Malaysia, a large, elevated building where people from several related families live
South and east of mainland Southeast Asia, sometimes called the East Indies; contains 20,000 islands, stretches from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
federation of states in Southeast Asia on the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo; largest producer of microchips
Begins its 2,600 mile journey in China, forms border between Thailand and Laos and then meanders through Cambodia and southern Vietnam before emptying into the South China Sea; sediment deposited increases the shoreline around the delta by as much as 50 feet per year; major waterway for civilizations
The 1991 eruption of this volcano was the 20th century's most powerful; located 55 miles north of the Philippine capital of Manila. It churned out lave that damaged the town of Angeles; also blanketed the United State's Clark Air Force Base with volcanic ash nearly a foot deep
country in Southeast Asia, south of china formerly called Burma; has the lowest GDP of the region
a city that dominates a country's economy, culture, and government and in which population is concentrated; usually the capital
In Myanmar; it's elevated and has lower temperatures than the rest of the country; climate there resembles cooler climates elsewhere, and the plateau is sometimes called "tropical Scotland"
multi-island country in Southeast Asia near the tip of the Malay peninsula; extremely strict on littering
the Water Festival, Thailand celebrates it during the Buddhist New Year; people bathe statues of the Buddha and bless one another with a sprinkling of water
controlled sea bordering Southeast Asia from ad 600-1300; used navy to control straits and used trade to tax; it established trade routes still used today
a type of wood that is vital to the economies of Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand
Tropical Rainforest Climate
characterized by little variation in temperature and mostly wet conditions almost year-round; 79ºF average daily temperature with hot, humid rainy condition; rainfall between 79 and 188 inches per year, 80-90% humidity; has a diverse ecosystem
Tropical Savanna Climate
second most prominent climate zone, sweeps southeastward across the Indochina Peninsula and along the southeastern parts of Indonesia; have alternate wet/dry seasons; supports tropical grasslands with scattered trees and some forests; dry season may be 4-8 moths;
country in Western Europe that is made of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Controlled Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei
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