A Eurasian is a person of mixed Asian and European ancestry. The term Eurasian was first coined in mid-nineteenth century British India. The term was originally used to refer to those who are now known as Anglo-Indians , people of mixed British and Indian descent. The term has been used in anthropological literature since the s.
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A major partner of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation , ASEAN maintains a global network of alliances and dialogue partners and is considered by many as a global powerhouse,   the central union for cooperation in Asia-Pacific , and a prominent and influential organization. It is involved in numerous international affairs, and hosts diplomatic missions throughout the world. The region's dynamic economic growth during the s strengthened the organization, enabling ASEAN to adopt a unified response to Vietnam's invasion of Cambodia in ASEAN's first summit meeting, held in Bali, Indonesia in , resulted in an agreement on several industrial projects and the signing of a Treaty of Amity and Cooperation , and a Declaration of Concord. It then joined on 30 April following the stabilization of its government.
Countries in Southeastern Asia
The region known as Southeast Asia, as its name implies, is located in the southeastern portion of the continent and covers the territories of countries such as Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. A good part of the population of this region lives on agriculture and live in rural areas. Therefore, the urban population in this region is smaller than the rural. See below for the full list of Southeastern Asian Countries by population.
Christianity in Asia has its roots in the very inception of Christianity , which originated from the life and teachings of Jesus in 1st-century Roman Judea. Christianity then spread through the missionary work of his apostles , first in the Levant and taking roots in the major cities such as Jerusalem and Antioch. According to tradition, further eastward expansion occurred via the preaching of Thomas the Apostle , who established Christianity in the Parthian Empire Iran and India. The first nations to adopt Christianity as a state religion were Armenia in and Georgia in By the 4th century, Christianity became the dominant religion in all Asian provinces of the Eastern Roman Empire.