Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a sub-region of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China and Japan, east of India, west of Papua New Guinea, and north of Australia. Southeast Asia is bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia and the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania and the Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia and the Indian Ocean. The region is the only part of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemisphere, although the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere. In contemporary definition, Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions:
- Mainland Southeast Asia, also known historically as Indochina, comprising parts of Northeast India (Part of India east of Siliguri Corridor), Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and West Malaysia.
- Maritime Southeast Asia, also known historically as Nusantara, the East Indies and Malay Archipelago, comprises the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India, Indonesia, East Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, East Timor, Brunei, Christmas Island, and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Taiwan is also included in this grouping by many anthropologists.
GDP: $2.557 trillion
Religion: Animism, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Tai folk, Taoism and Vietnamese folk
Ethnic Groups: Austroasiatic, Austronesian, Melanesian, Negrito, Papuan, Sino-Tibetan and Tai peoples
CCI Ministry in Southeast Asia: In 2019, there are currently 2 classes with 18 students being trained with the CCI curriculum.
Your support of CCI Southeast Asia will help us work with more coordinators to expand this training ministry of equipping more national church leaders to effectively make mature disciples of Jesus Christ and see God’s church expand.
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