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The term Third World was originally coined in times of the Cold War to distinguish those nations that are neither aligned with the West (NATO) nor with the East, the Communist bloc. Today the term is often used to describe the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania.

Most of those units had coalesced as a continental landmass by about 160 million years ago, when the core of the Indian subcontinent broke off from Africa and began drifting northeastward to collide with the southern flank of Asia about 50 million to 40 million years ago.Feb 2, 2018

The word Asia originated from the Ancient Greek word Ἀσία, first attributed to Herodotus (about 440 BCE) in reference to Anatolia or to the Persian Empire, in contrast to Greece and Egypt. It originally was just a name for the east bank of the Aegean Sea, an area known to the Hittites as Assuwa.

Tectonic units (regions that once formed or now form part of a single tectonic plate and whose structures derive from the formation and motion of that plate) that are defined on the basis of active structures in Asia are not identical to those defined on the basis of its fossil (i.e., now inactive) structures.

Culture of Asia. ... Asian art, music, and cuisine, as well as literature are all important parts of Asian culture. Eastern philosophy and religion, including Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam, also play major roles.

A number of sign languages are spoken throughout Asia. These include the Japanese Sign Language family, Chinese Sign Language, Indo-Pakistani Sign Language, as well as a number of small indigenous sign languages of countries such as Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Asia is the largest and most populous continent, with a wide variety of religions, and was the birthplace of many religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastranism.

There are more Christians in South Korea (the Republic of Korea) than in many other Asian countries such as China and Japan, so Christmas is celebrated more widely. (Christians make up about 25-30% of the population.) However, the other 70% of people in South Korea are Buddhist (about 25%) or don't have a religion.

List of Asian countries by populationPosCountryPopulation by 2018-Asia4,026,330,4151People's Republic of China1,370,793,0002India1,189,172,9063Indonesia237,774,52043 more rows

No, Saudi Arabia is an Asian country. It is located in West Asia. Sinai in Egypt as well lies in Asia. However, if you go back 20 millions years ago or earlier, Miocene era, the current Arabian peninsula was part of Africa not Asia.

Asia - Top 100+ Countries by AreaRankCountryArea (sq km)1.China9,596,9602.India3,287,5903.Kazakhstan2,717,3004.Saudi Arabia1,960,58248 more rows

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