The region of South East Asia has an amazing diversity of geography, cultures and languages. It has over 20,000 islands.
It consists of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia. 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, comprises Cambodia, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia, and Maritime Southeast Asia comprises Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Philippines, Christmas Island, and Singapore.
Total Population: 585,743,000
Living languages: 1,254
Languages without translated Scriptures: 616 (needed Bible Translations in Asia, 2012)