Asia is the largest continent on earth. It stretches from its boundary with Europe at the Ural Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east. It also reaches from Africa and Oceania to the south all the way to the Arctic Ocean in the north.
Varied, as it is in fact a rather large place. Ranges from jungles in the mid-east, ice and snow in the north and near desert in the south.
Animals found in Asia and associated with the region include:
In Asia a variety of languages can be found including but not limited to the Arabic language, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese language, Korean language, Mandarin Chinese, Mongolian language, Tagalog, and the Turkish language.
Asian religion is shaped by five major influences:
The Chinese influence is in eastern Asia and it is primarily the source of Confucianism and Taoism. The Indian influence is primarily through Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism, which has spread more to other countries than Hinduism has. Islam remains the dominant religion in southwest Asia, and also eastern and northern Africa. The Russian Orthodox Church has an influence in the Russian western parts of Siberia. Judaism is mainly concentrated in Israel, but can also be found in Japan, China, and India. Other Asian religions include, Bahai, Cao Dai, Juche, Shinto, Tenrikyo and Zoroastrianism. A majority of people worldwide follow an Asian religion.
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- Burma (Myanmar)
- East Timor
- North Korea (DPRK)
- Palestine (Gaza+West Bank)
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- South Korea
- Taiwan (Formosa)
- UAE (United Arab Emirates)