The Indian Ocean World


The Indian Ocean World comprises the area of the globe that is affected by the seasonal monsoon weather system. This area contains an ecological, cultural, political and historical world-system – sustaining interconnected societies and environments which must be viewed as a networked structure rather than a field of individual historical entities.

The contemporary nations of the Indian Ocean World are:

Afghanistan
Armenia
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Burundi
Cambodia
China
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Georgia
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Macao
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Qatar
Réunion
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe