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al-Marʾa
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6. In Southeast Asia.

The Muslim peoples of Southeast Asia are found in the modern nation-states of Indonesia, Malaysia (and in these two states they comprise the majority), Thailand (in the five southern provinces, culturally very close to the neighbouring region of the northern Malay Peninsula) and in the Philippines (Mindanao). Islamisation of these populations has been ongoing since the 15th century and continues in the 21st century (total population conservatively estimated at 220 million). Tra…

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Hooker, Virginia Matheson, “al-Marʾa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1425>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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