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Migration: Muslim Diasporas: Southeast Asia and East Asia
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Islam in Southeast Asia and East Asia had been understood to have distinctive but multiple sociological origins, heterogeneous histories of Islamization, and diverse spiritual traditions that are different from Middle Eastern Islam. Though it is agreed that Islam originated in the Middle East, current researches propose heterogeneous origins and diverse spiritualities of Islam in Southeast Asia and East Asia. Islam in Southeast Asia and East Asia was imported through the network of Muslim mercha…

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Wai-Yip, Ho, “Migration: Muslim Diasporas: Southeast Asia and East Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0414>
First published online: 2009



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