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form Asia's western limits, after which the boundary runs south across the Isthmus
of Suez and along the coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Asia is the most populous
of the continents. Its population, in the early 1970s, was estimated to be 2,164,- ...
Thus, German ethnic minorities in Soviet Central Asia continue to use German;
older Filipinos speak Spanish; Indonesians use Dutch; and Portuguese is
employed in Macau, Timor, and former Portuguese India. Vietnam, Cambodia,
and Laos ...
Works treating the influence of geographical conditions on political, social,
cultural, and economic conditions include: J.E. SPENCER and WILLIAM L.
THOMAS, Asia, East by South: A Cultural Geography, 2nd ed. (1971); and C.A.
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