- Maritime Southeast Asia
Maritime Southeast Asia refers to the maritime region of Southeast Asia as opposed to mainland Southeast Asia and includes the modern countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei, East Timor and Singapore.
The cultural identity of the region is seen as part of 'Farther India' or Greater India, as seen in Coedes' 'Indianized states of Southeast Asia', which refers to it as 'Island Southeast Asia'; while other authorities see it is as partly (or heavily, in the case of Singapore) sinicised, and yet others even suggest its own identity within Austronesia or Oceania.
Maritime Southeast Asia is sometimes also referred to as "Island Southeast Asia" or the "Malay Archipelago".
- Malay archipelago
- East Indies
- Nanyang (geographic region)
- ^ Tarling, Nicholas (1999). The Cambridge history of Southeast Asia, Volume 1, Part 1 (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 304. ISBN 0521663695. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=SNn0YmDMiUgC&pg=PA304&dq=Maritime+Southeast+Asia#v=onepage&q=Maritime%20Southeast%20Asia&f=false. ; RAND Corporation. (PDF);Shaffer, Lynda (1996). Maritime Southeast Asia to 1500. M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 1563241447. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=X58tqsLz0dIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Maritime+Southeast+Asia+to+1500#v=onepage&q=&f=false.
- ^ Coedes, G. (1968) The Indianized states of Southeast Asia Edited by Walter F. Vella. Translated by Susan Brown Cowing.Canberra : Australian National University Press. Introduction... The geographic area here called Farther India consists of Indonesia, or island Southeast Asia....
- ^ see the cultural macro-regions of the world table below
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