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Old 09-26-2016, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I don't think its South enough.

Nepal, Bhutan, Most of Pakistan and Northern India are located more Northern than Taiwan, Hong Kong and South China.

It should be called South Central Asia or Middle Asia imo.

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Old 09-26-2016, 01:58 PM
 
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I also think Xinjiang and Tibet shouldn't be grouped with East Asia.
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Old 09-26-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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I also think Xinjiang and Tibet shouldn't be grouped with East Asia.
In Chinese geography textbook, Xinjiang is "sometimes" in Central Asia. I think Mongolia can go there too.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:11 PM
 
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Perhaps, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and maybe Tibet could be referred to as "Southern Central Asia", though Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Northern India- as you stated is more northern than Southern China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Maybe divide Northern and Southern India?

"Middle Asia" could be confusing as then do you also include areas now referred to as the "Middle East"? I don't know.

But then, Kazahkstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, even Xinjiang could be referred to as "Northern Central Asia." But then, Northern India and Pakistan and even Afghistan might be thrown in here, though they are culturally different from Kazahkstan (Turkic and Russian speaking), Kyrgyzstan (Turkic and Russian speaking), Uzbekistan (Turkic and Russian speaking), Turkmenistan (Turkic and Russian speaking), Tajikistan (their language is related to Persian and also some are Russian speaking).

I don't think there are perfect terms.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:56 PM
 
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Northwest Asia --- North Central Asia --- Northeast Asia

West Asia --- Central Asia --- East Asia

Southwest Asia --- South Central Asia --- Southeast Asia


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Old 09-26-2016, 10:14 PM
 
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I don't think its South enough.

Nepal, Bhutan, Most of Pakistan and Northern India are located more Northern than Taiwan, Hong Kong and South China.

It should be called South Central Asia or Middle Asia imo.
It's a cultural (or economic) categorisation, not a geographical one. Like how Austria and Finland are always considered Western even though Austria is almost completely east to the Czech Republic and Finland borders Russia.
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:52 AM
 
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A common mistake is to mix India (ie country) with the Indian Subcontinent (former British Raj : Nepal, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bengladesh, Sri Lanka, and also Burma/Myanmar). The Indian Subcontinent ( the only Subcontinent beside the North American, Central American and South American Subcontinents) is synonymous with South Asia if one includes Burma, in fact.
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Old 09-27-2016, 10:42 AM
 
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Northwest Asia --- North Central Asia --- Northeast Asia

West Asia --- Central Asia --- East Asia

Southwest Asia --- South Central Asia --- Southeast Asia

As Greysholic, the terms has cultural and economic context. I noticed on the map you put, Taiwan is placed as Southeast Asian- perhaps from a geographical standpoint. But, from a cultural standpoint, Taiwan is East Asian rather than Southeast Asian. And geographically, it may be considered in the Southeastern part of East Asia, rather than simply Southeast Asian.

The terms can have so many arguments on each side. For example, the Philippines is mostly considered part of Southeast Asia, but I've heard people argue or ask why is not the Philippines considered part of the many Pacific Islands (or should the people be considered Asian/Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander, etc.).
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:06 AM
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Yes, grammatically it should be Southern Asia, not south Asia.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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No, most geographic terms are not exact. At least this one really is in the southern part of Asia. Other terms are the same. Most parts of the US Midwest actually lies to the east of the midpoint. South Asia is at least better than "Middle East". Middle of what? And east of what?
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