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« on: April 20, 2016, 07:40:15 pm »
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 07:50:41 pm »
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Probably India. The area used to be Hindu, then converted to original/Indian-style Buddhism. Similar architecture too. And like India, more heterogeneous than Han China.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 09:06:34 pm »
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Southeast Asia's a good example of how constructed regions don't always make a lot of sense.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 09:31:36 pm »
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It's China.

SE Asia has Chinese subculture in every country.

When i thin Asian, i dont think Indian.

SE Asia owes a lot of its food, trade and culture to Chinese influence. Large populations of Chinese exist in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and The Phillipines.

I dont even consider India as part of Asia. Pakistan and India are typically referrwd to as the "sub-continent".
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2016, 10:54:53 pm »
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At the least, Thai and Khmer culture is fundamentally Indian in derivation. The language is deeply reliant on a Sanskrit and Pali lexicon. Sure there are more Chinese living in the region but they tend to either remain distinct or assimilate. Their cultural impact remains relatively limited.
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2016, 10:57:20 pm »
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China for Vietnam and Singapore; India for Indonesia, Burma, Cambodia, and Thailand; I don't know enough about Laos or Malaysia to be sure; I'm not sure I'd count the Philippines as Southeast Asia for these purposes.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2016, 11:11:43 pm »
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China for Vietnam and Singapore; India for Indonesia, Burma, Cambodia, and Thailand; I don't know enough about Laos or Malaysia to be sure; I'm not sure I'd count the Philippines as Southeast Asia for these purposes.

I'm fairly confident in saying that Malaysia and Laos would be more culturally Indian than Chinese. They not only are/were influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism, but also have influence from Indian writing systems:

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 10:34:06 pm »
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China for Vietnam and Singapore; India for Indonesia, Burma, Cambodia, and Thailand; I don't know enough about Laos or Malaysia to be sure; I'm not sure I'd count the Philippines as Southeast Asia for these purposes.

Laos definitely falls in the Indic sphere. They speak a Tai language and have largely the same Khmer-Thai influenced culture as their neighbors. Malaysia also has the same influences as Indonesia, although to a lesser extent, I feel (for instance, while the Javanese script is like its neighbors derived from Sanskrit, the "old" Malay script is simply Arabic) . The Philippines, however, do their own thing. There the cultural substrate is Spanish if anything. Above all, though, Theravada Buddhism predominates or historically predominated in all but Vietnam and the Philippines.
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2016, 02:07:48 pm »
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Well, I've been to Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, and of those Singapore and Vietnam felt more Chinese while Thailand felt more Indian. Maybe that's just me, but I say it varies by country.
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2016, 02:36:45 pm »
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Above all, though, Theravada Buddhism predominates or historically predominated in all but Vietnam and the Philippines.

Yeah, Vietnam being Mahayana is a huge part of why I said China for it--that, the writing system, and the type of wet-rice agriculture.

Also, I completely forgot Brunei existed when I made that post.
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