DAvId B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5 Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2440 times:
Why is it that in the US, people don't consider countries like Pakistan, Afgan, Iran, India part of Asia? They only think of countries in the orient? I never really understood that. Is this the same train of thought in Canada. I know it's different in Europe.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2427 times:
In the UK people only consider Indians, Pakistani's and Bangladeshi's as Asians, but refer to other races using the name of their country i.e. Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian etc. Anyone from the Middle east is simply referred to as "Arab".
Geographically and Politically, the Asian continent stretches from Iraq to Japan.
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1881 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
Another separation is in Turkey. The Bosphore is the separation. The part of Istambul with Topkapi palace, Ste Sophie, etc.. is in Europe. on the opposite side of the Bosphore, you are in Asia.
Israel, Lebanon, are in Asia too.
But is is true that for a lot of US companies, India is not in Asia, and don't ask me why.
They have a Europe-Middle East division, and India is part of it most of the time
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KAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1976 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2389 times:
Most everyone I've talked to in the US considers the countries you mentioned to be part of Asia. Asia is generally held to be bordered on the west by the Ural mountains, the caspian sea, the Caucasus mountains, the bosporos straight, and the mediterranean sea. On the south it is bounded by the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, the pacific ocean on the east, and the arctic sea on the norhth.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9418 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
I want nothing less than to make this thread a "the US educational system is bad" thing, but seriously... Haven't you been taught in school where the continents end?
However, the western limits of Asia are the Ural mountains, the Ural river, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus mountains (like a line from Baku to Tiflis), the Black Sea, the Bosphorus, the Marmara Sea, the Dardanelles and the Aegaean Sea. The islands of the latter are European. Cyprus is referred to as European, at least from the political point of view.
[Edited 2003-02-13 13:43:13]
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