Southeast Asia
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Map of Southeast Asia
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Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.[1] The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity. Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions: Mainland Southeast Asia, also known as Indochina, comprising CambodiaLaos, Myanmar (Burma),ThailandVietnam and Maritime Southeast Asia, comprising BruneiMalaysiaEast TimorIndonesiaPhilippinesChristmas Island, andSingapore.[2][dead link]

The major religions are Islam and Buddhism, followed by Christianity. However, a wide variety of religions are found throughout the region, including many Hindu and animist-influenced practices.[3]