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Child Marriage: Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
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This entry provides an overview of the practice of, and attitudes toward, child and early marriage among Muslim populations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The focus is on Indonesia, where it is estimated that almost 90 percent of the region's some 206 million Muslims live (Fealy 2004). Where possible, reference is made to other countries in Southeast Asia where Muslims either form a majority o…

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White, Sally, “Child Marriage: Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0162d>
First published online: 2009

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