Where Are The Asian Borders? (part 1)

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    Asia is the largest of all continents, covering an area of 44,579,000 square kilometres, that's 30% of the Earth's total land area.
    It has given rise to many of the world's first civilizations, and has long been home to the majority of the human population.
    But have you ever wondered what actually counts as Asia? Where exactly are the borders?
    Do they sit nicely in between countries, or can a country be divided?
    This video is part one of a three part series. We cover the specific Asian borders following the coastal regions from the Tumen River between North Korea & Russia to the Suez Canal in Egypt.
    In between, we go over Japan's Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands, the Malay Archipelago, Indonesia's border with Papua New Guinea, the Wallace Line, the Weber Line, Asian continental shelf, the Middle East, Yemen's Socotra Archipelago, Afro-Eurasia, Egypt's border, and more.
    Part two will cover the messy Europe Asia border, Russia's continental status, and the North America Asia border that isn't as simple as you might think.

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  • Kento Bento
    Kento Bento  2 years ago +531

    Where Are The Asian Borders (part 2): tvclip.biz/video/uVZQDYhsLRA/video.html
    - There are many viewpoints for what counts as Asia (some even consider Australia to be part of Asia...it's not), so this video is less about what's 'right', and more an overview of different perspectives.
    - There's a lot of debate in the comments whether to use 'Australia', 'Australasia' or 'Oceania' as the continental terminology. I won't get into the details here, but Oceania doesn't come close to being a "large, discrete, continuous mass of land" (it's also more-so a region) so geographically it's hard to call it a continent. But geopolitically, it's another story.
    - I used the term 'Sea of Japan', but I know many Korean people prefer 'East Sea'. Right or wrong, I went with Google Map's terminology (note the ONLY country where Google labels it East Sea is in South Korea's Google Maps).
    - Likewise, many Arab countries would prefer 'The Arabian Gulf', rather than 'The Persian Gulf' that I used.
    - I pronounced Timor-Leste wrong. It's said 'Timor-Lest-ay' like 'cafe'. [Edit: apparently I was right?]
    - I also pronounced 'Weber' wrong, crap. It's said 'Vay-ber' not 'Web-ber'
    - Most, but not all, of Yemen's Hanish Islands is considered part of Asia.
    - Different countries teach a differing number of existing continents. Many parts of the world teach 7 continents including China, India & most English speaking countries. Japan, Russia and Eastern Europe go with 6 continents. And France, Italy, Spain & Indonesia go with 5.
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    • SixPack Shakur (Rep5281)
      SixPack Shakur (Rep5281) 2 months ago

      +Plains of Dura Anyone from the entire continent of Asia is Asian. Idiot.

    • SixPack Shakur (Rep5281)
      SixPack Shakur (Rep5281) 2 months ago

      +John Martle Fucking moron.

    • Big brother
      Big brother 2 months ago

      The Persian gulf will always remain the Persian gulf no matter how much the arabs cry about it

    • Maryam Aftab
      Maryam Aftab 2 months ago

      You used a map that described Palestine as israel .

  • iqbal padilla
    iqbal padilla 5 hours ago

    Wonderfull Indonesia

  • Azazel Nicholas
    Azazel Nicholas 3 days ago

    So, I am Australian.
    Love from Sulawesi

  • Time for Austin
    Time for Austin 8 days ago


  • AmirHossein Etemad
    AmirHossein Etemad 8 days ago

    Australiasia ? just call it ocean

  • Dharmawan Haidar Ali

    So .. russia is asia or europe ?

    • Felk
      Felk 9 days ago

      +Dharmawan Haidar Ali even though Russia's mostly in Asia its capital and most of the people are in the European part

    • Dharmawan Haidar Ali
      Dharmawan Haidar Ali 9 days ago

      +Felk no Russia in asian games .. why ?

    • Felk
      Felk 9 days ago


  • IY3S
    IY3S 9 days ago


  • Pedro Barreto
    Pedro Barreto 11 days ago

    And indonesia is fully Asian

  • Bainsley
    Bainsley 11 days ago

    In Asia

  • Hwan
    Hwan 12 days ago

    Why can't you tell Australia apart from Oceania?

  • Boris Karloff
    Boris Karloff 13 days ago

    Eurasia starts at Portugal and ends at the Eastern extremities of Russia. No islands are involved.
    Technically Africa is joined but fir intents and purposes it stands alone. But there is no clear demarcation between Asia and Europa.

  • Based Roof Korean
    Based Roof Korean 14 days ago

    Please don't include shitty poo-land aka india, we civilized people don't want to be associated with such disgusting creatures

  • Alexia• •chewbicals

    I live in southeast asia, but its hard to understand with the lines

  • Victor Gonzalez
    Victor Gonzalez 20 days ago

    a large part of Russia is in Asia while the smaller portion (yet more populated) is in Europe... So that country is also divided into two continents... not THAT unique and apparently a major oversight in this video...might wanna make that correction... but good video otherwise

  • Manuel Túñez
    Manuel Túñez 25 days ago

    O c e a n i a

  • Andrew Lankford
    Andrew Lankford 26 days ago

    Good question. Historically speaking, who can say? It's a friggin huge landmass with all sorts of cultures and a long history. Count on the big political players in the region having deeply-held opinions about that, however.

  • ゆうた1727
    ゆうた1727 27 days ago

    Crimea is Ukraine!
    Northern territory is Japan!

    I love Russia.

    • ゆうた1727
      ゆうた1727 24 days ago +1

      +楊浩 Taiwan is Taiwan. Hong Kong is Hong Kong. Macau is Macau. Manchuria is Manchuria. Inner Mongolia is Mongolia. Tibet is Tibet. Uighur is Uighur. No Communist Party! We are free!

    • 楊浩
      楊浩 24 days ago

      fuck of jp fascist dog, 北方四島 is russian 釣魚島 is china, 琉球王國should be independent and 毛人 is real Japanese natives, you are fake Japanese

  • zen fro
    zen fro 27 days ago

    sea of japan LOL

  • David Montoya
    David Montoya 28 days ago

    Africa is larger tho.

  • jb hp
    jb hp 28 days ago

    Proud to be Asian.... From Indonesia

  • aXios
    aXios 28 days ago

    I consider all of the Malay archipelago to be Asia.

  • saksağan
    saksağan Month ago

    asia and europe doesnt exist there is only eurasia

  • timomastosalo
    timomastosalo Month ago

    I'd say: Asia & Africa: Suez Canal. So a part of Egypt is in Asia.
    Asia & Europe: Ural mountains + River, Caspian Sea, Caucasus mountains. For cultural reasons, the countries south of the Caucasus and north of Turkey & Iran can be included to Europe. Turkey should be a part of Asia, because the word Asia Minor where the whole Asia gets its name, is that Anatolian part of Turkey. But a small part of Turkey is in Europe, including the major part of Istanbul, their biggest city.
    Asia & Oceania: Well, New Guinea Island is the problem. Indonesia maybe wants it called Asian, Australia likely wants it to be Oceanic. How about the peole of Papua - New Guinea?

  • timomastosalo
    timomastosalo Month ago +4

    Oceania is the continental term, where Australia belongs to.
    So, Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Ocean Islands

  • Tiana Nanae
    Tiana Nanae Month ago

    Indonesia ; java,sumatera,borneo = asian mailand by race ,geography and culture ....central indonesian is asian half australasian ....east indonesian not asian but similiar melanesian and australasian ..

  • 桃。momo
    桃。momo Month ago

    Middle East Asia is left out (Iraq, Syria, Iran etc...) They are Asian people too.

  • ronel channel
    ronel channel Month ago

    Asia should re work a new asia dont execpt india etc etc that dont look to the real asian make a new asia with (china,korea,japan,brunie,indonesia,philippines,malaysia,thailand,cambodia,taiwan,hongkong,singapore ) the look a like content

  • Green CatGurl
    Green CatGurl Month ago

    Just go to 5:29 that pretty clearly defines the border between Asia and Australia in my opinion. As such I prefer the Lydekker Line.

  • japascho
    japascho Month ago

    You can tell the parts were no white man draw a line on the map and shot everyone not respecting it

  • casual sun
    casual sun Month ago

    At the other side of the ural mountains and the part of Turkey were the black sea and medatrain sea meat and a soon as the Thailand border ends your now in Oceania plus the Suez canal I know its man made but to me contintants are separated by Ethier a large ocean or borrow land masses if Suez and southern central America I don't see Asia as containent but a truly massive region but ya that's it

  • Paris gacha
    Paris gacha Month ago

    1:53 oh how wonderful that first ever city to be nuked came to see us XP

  • Volvirth
    Volvirth Month ago +5

    I propose a new 4 continent system:
    The Americas: South and North America.
    Antarctica: That big blob of ice on the bottom of your average world map.
    Afroeuroceasia: Africa, Europe, Oceania and Asia.
    Easter Island: ... I mean why not.

  • Volvirth
    Volvirth Month ago


  • Veneranda Enad
    Veneranda Enad Month ago

    no the Egypt is asia

  • Vish Bk
    Vish Bk Month ago

    In Britain Asia= South Asia (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh)

    In America Asia = east Asia (China, Japan, Korea, etc)

  • titi thongjen
    titi thongjen Month ago

    Sumatra to Papua is Indonesia

  • DrewIsSharing
    DrewIsSharing Month ago

    why is nobdoy talking about how you're saying japan is intercontinental because of russia? Russia is in asia?mat least that part is? What continent is it supposedly also in?

  • X.T. music
    X.T. music Month ago

    As an Australian even we think Australia isn’t a continent, we are part of Oceania

  • Destroyer crusher
    Destroyer crusher Month ago

    fuck. u no egypt should be as it is

  • Hussein Sabah
    Hussein Sabah Month ago

    Australia is not a continent

  • Jeyva Nesh
    Jeyva Nesh Month ago

    Shut up u bitsh!singapore is connected to malaysia by tuas and woodlands

  • Leone Salvatore
    Leone Salvatore Month ago

    You assholes treat me like an idiot in an impossible stupid situation! Fuck you all! It's enough now! Do you want a better world or not? Do you want justice or not? People are suffering! Do you really want to help or are you been selfish for your interests? We can create justice and create a perfect world system for humanity and the Earth and it will be perfect for the People even millionaires will be a paradise experiencing in a perfect system! And the Bad people will live in a well human organized prison system where they too will find happiness there!

  • random pokeguy 2957

    australia is not a continent

  • Ashray Sinha
    Ashray Sinha Month ago

    just a 2 km bridge between little and diomede will make this world single unit

  • Ernesto is Awesome
    Ernesto is Awesome Month ago

    The island of New Guinea and Papua New Guinea looks like a sea creature

  • e kw
    e kw Month ago


  • Korean Fried Chicken

    Asia is too huge. And actually western and eastern asian countries don't share cultural similarities that much. Western asian countries had fought with Greeks and Romans for thousands years, but it was only few hundred years ago that eastern asian countries encountered European navy 'in earnest'.

  • Ashleykian Horny
    Ashleykian Horny Month ago

    asia borders 3 continents:

    what happens when the all 4 continents were united?

  • Salvatore Escoti
    Salvatore Escoti Month ago

    Actually Afrika , Asia and Europe is just one large Supercontinent. Like the two Americas are one large Supercontinent.

  • aboelsof alabed
    aboelsof alabed Month ago

    When people gonna learn about the real Middle East it's just 4 countries which are Palestine Syria Lebanon and Jordan that's it. Now if you asked yourself why the answer is because it's the region between the Roman and the Persian Empires which is the Roman gave it this name long time ago

  • SpinachKorea '
    SpinachKorea ' 2 months ago

    0:37 This is East Sea WTF why it is Japan Sea

  • dj possum
    dj possum 2 months ago

    the Asian border
    middle east: the Indus river is the start of the border and will be the border until the Kashmir region and will follow that border until the Chinese border and will follow the Chinese border until the Afghanistan border and will follow the Amu Darya river until the Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan border to the Caspian
    Europe: the border starts at the Ural river then follows the peaks of the Ural mountains until the Ob river
    Oceania: the islands in the Malay arch. are Maluku islands Papua Timor Trangan Yamdena Alor and Wetar
    that is in what my opinion is Asia

  • Sung-Ling's Family NZ
    Sung-Ling's Family NZ 2 months ago +2

    Sea of Japan (a. K. A east sea of korea)

  • Crap can't be holy
    Crap can't be holy 2 months ago

    Instead of calling Australia Australasia, you could've called it Oceania as some people call it that

  • Irma Nurul
    Irma Nurul 2 months ago

    OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! INDONESIA IS BOTH ASIA AND AFRICA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ibrahim alkaabi
    ibrahim alkaabi 2 months ago

    Its called Arabian gulf not persain

  • rungPHilo
    rungPHilo 2 months ago +1


  • rungPHilo
    rungPHilo 2 months ago +1

    It's TIMOR LESTE bitch!!

  • Afifa
    Afifa 2 months ago

    Theres a very clear difference between Americans and Europeans especially within the UK as those in the States seem to refer to central and SEA as Asia compared to South and West Asia commonly accepted as Asian here
    Its a huge, beautiful, and diverse continent

  • Divided
    Divided 2 months ago

    wrong, the Arabian peninsula is actually its partly its own tectonic plate, but it also has a small extension (the Sinai) that connects it to the African plate. So geographically, it is not part of Asia, but due to European intervention, is anyways still considered Asia, probably for some racially motivated reason. Edit: Also think of the Arabian plates connection to Asia as how the Indian plate crashed into Asia creating the Himalayas and the Indus River. Which has the same effect in the Middle East.

  • Ola Gisnås
    Ola Gisnås 2 months ago

    The definition needs to chance ASAP :)

  • Tubmaster 5000
    Tubmaster 5000 2 months ago

    Geologically, Saudi Arabia, Israel, etc. are part of Africa.

    • 桃。momo
      桃。momo Month ago

      Tubmaster 5000 Saudi Arabia and Israel are not in Africa

    HJG HJG 2 months ago

    Fine line between interesting and way too long............. you passed that fine line waaaaaay back....

  • Noah Hood
    Noah Hood 2 months ago

    Very good video. I love geography.

  • SeasideDetective2
    SeasideDetective2 2 months ago

    This is all fascinating to me. I'd like to see a video about the criteria for determining a person RACIALLY Asian. I've done research on human DNA and discovered that many Russians, Ukrainians, Afghans, Iranians and Arabs are genetically Asian. Does that make them also racially Asian?

  • matija sevaljevic
    matija sevaljevic 2 months ago

    nooo you cant just trow a line true the island and say this side is asia and this side is australia!

  • Timidsoul 07
    Timidsoul 07 2 months ago

    Rip the Hmong

  • 조용복
    조용복 2 months ago

    EAST SEA not SEA of Japan

  • Fairuz Azmi
    Fairuz Azmi 2 months ago

    its not australiasia
    it is oceania
    and Timor lest e and papua new guinea are oceanian

  • Taufiq Suleyman
    Taufiq Suleyman 2 months ago

    Excellent. I really enjoy this.

  • Dom Dom DoR
    Dom Dom DoR 2 months ago

    Indonesia 🇲🇨

  • Doubting Rich
    Doubting Rich 2 months ago

    Asia is an artificial, political continent. Geologically it is part of Eurasia.

  • Geta Münch
    Geta Münch 2 months ago

    Seriously. It took two videos and 20 minutes to explain this? Too long and boring. Get to the point.

  • Umair Umair
    Umair Umair 2 months ago

    worlds most ancient civilization Mohinjo daro and Indus civilization is in Pakistan

  • Broken Crotales
    Broken Crotales 2 months ago

    I wouldn't consider Oceania a continent

  • syxmim
    syxmim 2 months ago

    Where is Palestine?

  • Jovial Jibber Jabber
    Jovial Jibber Jabber 2 months ago

    Sundaland! When "maritime" se asians were a connected land tribe, and helps explain the physical, morphological and linguistic similarities in that region once Sundaland
    Lower sea levels due to glaciation in the northern hemisphere, but still a lush jungle environment in Sundaland, unaffected by the ice
    What survives now, the highest elevations of land, an overall archipelago of 25K that looks severely flooded

  • Alexander Willman
    Alexander Willman 2 months ago

    Siberian power!

  • ahmed zahir
    ahmed zahir 2 months ago

    love you man, for not forgetting Maldives :-)

  • JusThat
    JusThat 2 months ago

    also there is no Israel its Palestine so u get a dislike

  • JusThat
    JusThat 2 months ago

    I think we arabs are the middle ground of every race we got mixed with europens Asians africans ..n we in the center of the world middle east middle of each content but we are mother fucker ASIANS u dumb bastard amERICUNTS

  • Mou Jakub
    Mou Jakub 2 months ago

    Australia isn't a continent. Oceania is the name of the co called continent. Australia is just big island part of AfroEuroAsiaOceania. On Earth are only 2 continets AfroEuroAsiaOceania and AntaAmerica. Because Antarctica is just a group for islands covered by ice. It just looks like 1 small continent or big island.

  • PCFilms
    PCFilms 2 months ago +9

    I just can’t call an Indian or middle eastern Asian. It’s just weird 😂

    • UniverseStars Stars
      UniverseStars Stars Day ago

      Or call “Europeans” Asians or Eurasians since Asia and Europe is one continent.

    • PCFilms
      PCFilms 3 days ago

      Azazel Nicholas - Again, I was in no way being racist. Before you get your panties in a wad and get offended, imagine not being able to travel outside your own country (ever) and not have a good education as a child (me). It not racist to think a certain way unless it’s for actually trying to offend somebody.This is another example on how sensitive everyone is these days. Back then, you say this, they’ll be like “heh, you right” now you are bashed and sent to crucifixion because you don’t know enough.

    • Azazel Nicholas
      Azazel Nicholas 3 days ago

      +PCFilms Stupid white British-France-Holland who claimed to be Native. It feels weird too, to call white person from America as American, because they are not brown and descendant from England, France, and Holland

    • eplugs18
      eplugs18 24 days ago

      PCFilms you just did.

    • eplugs18
      eplugs18 24 days ago

      HiHai Lah dida stupid Pochahontas

  • yohan beck
    yohan beck 2 months ago

    Wallace line - mind blowing stuff. Also FYI geography geeks randomly reading my comment. An effect between Chile and Argentina called the rain shadow. Makes the two countries having complete opposite/mirrored desert and tropical landscapes. Chilean northern deserts and southern tropics. Opposite on the Argentinian side. Pretty neat shit.

  • Thom G
    Thom G 2 months ago

    What about the term "Oceania?" ...

  • CH Lim
    CH Lim 2 months ago

    Ching Chong Chang

  • Anton Skrobotov
    Anton Skrobotov 2 months ago

    If you dispute the ownership of Kuril islands then you should as well dispute the ownership of Hawaii

  • Definitely a George Soros funded bot

    there are none, because borders are fake man-made illusions

  • Pablo11
    Pablo11 2 months ago +2

    Australia is not a continent! Australia's continent is called Australasia or Oceania. It is formed by many more islands
    I love your remark

  • Bharadwaj Gadepally
    Bharadwaj Gadepally 2 months ago

    Land of Australia is from India. so Australia should be part of Asia.

  • Bharadwaj Gadepally
    Bharadwaj Gadepally 2 months ago

    Russia has 95% land in Asia.

    • 88 jlj
      88 jlj 2 months ago

      not 95 but more like 70%

  • brontosaurus world
    brontosaurus world 2 months ago

    100% as indonesia i agree with u.

    it same like i learn in the school

  • brontosaurus world
    brontosaurus world 2 months ago

    as indoensian i 100% agree with u.
    east indonesia and mid indonesia isn't asia.
    just west indonesia is asia.
    animal of east indonesia 100% like animal of australia.
    mid indonesia have a uniqe animal. i cant see animal of indonesia in west indonesia and east indonesia.
    sorry for my bad eng

  • Akaky Bashmachkin
    Akaky Bashmachkin 2 months ago

    It's called Oceania man

  • whatawaste
    whatawaste 2 months ago +1

    Literally the Middle East is in Asia, geographically it is

  • yona is lekker
    yona is lekker 2 months ago

    ur stupid australia is not even a continent its oceanië

    • Kento Bento
      Kento Bento  2 months ago

      Oceania is a region. Australia is both a country and continent.

  • Dimi619_ Ab
    Dimi619_ Ab 2 months ago +1

    *O C E A N I A*

  • Ferenc Nagy
    Ferenc Nagy 2 months ago

    Europe ia Asia

  • YoshiBroccoli
    YoshiBroccoli 2 months ago

    Some people are stupid and think that asia is just another word for chinese

  • Inseo Park
    Inseo Park 2 months ago +1

    0:37 it's east sea, not sea of japan...

    • N Z
      N Z 2 months ago

      it is sea of japan except korea.