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South, Southeast and East Asia Subregional Overview
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Woz

WebmasterWorld Senior Member woz us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 9:18 am on Mar 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Continued from the Asia-Pacific Regional Overview

South Asia - Overview
Country CC
TLD
Population Online Active Domains Pages in Domain Pages in Main Language Pages in English Ses Dirs
Totals

 

1,330,999,207 5,802,500 0 306,798 0 270,407 0 0
0.44% 0.00% 88.14%
Bangladesh .bd 129,194,224 30,000 ? 0 0 0 ?

0.02% 0 0
Bhutan .bt 2,005,222 500 ? 1,010 0 916 ?

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0.02% 0.00% 90.69%
India .in 1,014,003,817 4,500,000 ? 212,221 0 194,114 ?

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0.44% 0.00% 91.47%
Maldives .mv 301,475 2,000 ? 2,354 0 1,428 ?

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0.66% 0.00% 60.66%
Nepal .np 24,702,119 35,000 ? 18,099 0 9,519 ?

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0.14% 0.00% 52.59%
Pakistan .pk 141,553,775 1,200,000 ? 44,766 0 38,134 ?

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0.85% 0.00% 85.19%
Sri Lanka .lk 19,238,575 65,000 ? 28,348 0 26,296 ?

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0.34% 0.00% 92.76%
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East Asia - Overview
Country CC
TLD
Population Online Active Domains Pages in Domain Pages in Main Language Pages in English Ses Dirs
Totals

 

1,489,499,318 87,403,000 0 49,949,231 36,720,618 6,328,307 0 0
5.87% 73.52% 12.67%
China .cn 1,261,832,482 22,500,000 ? 8,842,041 6,108,790 991,130 ?

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1.78% 69.09% 11.21%
Hong Kong .hk 7,116,302 3,460,000 ? 1,211,961 438,991 561,222 ?

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48.62% 36.22% 46.31%
Japan .jp 126,549,976 38,640,000 ? 28,412,693 22,331,159 2,937,603 ?

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30.53% 78.60% 10.34%
Korea - North .kp 21,687,550 ? ? 0 0 0 ?

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? 0 0
Korea - South .kr 47,470,969 16,400,000 ? 6,597,969 4,794,928 1,004,282 ?

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34.55% 72.67% 15.22%
Mongolia .mn 2,650,952 3,000 ? 10,231 0 4,718 ?

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0.11% 0.00% 46.11%
Taiwan .tw 22,191,087 6,400,000 ? 4,874,336 3,046,750 829,352 ?

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28.84% 62.51% 17.01%
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SouthEast Asia - Overview
Country CC
TLD
Population Online Active Domains Pages in Domain Pages in Main Language Pages in English Ses Dirs
Totals

 

526,176,693 5,354,500 0 2,528,054 749,775 1,427,146 0 0
  1.02%     29.66% 56.45%  
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Brunei .bn 336,376 4,000 ? 8,730 2,636 5,291 ?

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  1.19%     30.19% 60.61%  
Cambodia .kh 12,212,306 ? ? 4,448 ? 3,744 ? ?
  ?     ? 84.17%  
Indonesia .id 224,784,210 400,000 ? 367,773 230,989 101,735 ?

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  0.18%     62.81% 27.66%  
Malaysia .my 21,793,293 1,500,000 ? 640,394 65,193 427,041 ?

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  6.88%     10.18% 66.68%  
Myanmar (Burma) .mm 41,734,853 500 ? 84 ? 57 ?

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  0.00%     ? 67.86%  
Philippines .ph 81,159,644 500,000 ? 174,927 ? 152,260 ?

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  0.62%     ? 87.04%  
Singapore .sg 4,151,264 1,850,000 ? 490,110 18,190 412,107 ?

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44.56%   3.71% 84.08%
Thailand .th 61,230,874 1,000,000 ? 640,048 314,952 270,293 ?

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1.63%   49.21% 42.23%
Vietnam .vn 78,773,873 100,000 ? 201,540 117,815 54,618 ?

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0.13% 58.46% 27.10%

 

South Asia - Languages
Country Languages
Totals

 

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Bangladesh Bangla (official), English
Bhutan Dzongkha (official), Tibetan & Nepalese dialects
India English, Hindi , and various dialects
Maldives Maldivian Dhivehi (Arabic), English spoken by most government officials
Nepal Nepali (official), over 20 other languages divided into numerous dialects
Pakistan Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Pashtu, Urdu (official), Balochi, Hindko, Brahui, English (official and elite government ministries), Burushaski
Sri Lanka Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, English (government and 10%)
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East Asia - Languages
Country Languages
Totals

 

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China Mandarin (official) & many dialects
Hong Kong Chinese (Cantonese), English; both are official
Japan Japanese
Korea - North Korean
Korea - South Korean, English
Mongolia Khalkha Mongol, Turkic, Russian
Taiwan Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese (Min), Hakka dialects
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SouthEast Asia - Languages
Country Languages
Totals

 

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Brunei Malay (official), English, Chinese
Cambodia Khmer (official), French, English
Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia (official), English, Dutch, Javanese, local dialects
Malaysia Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
Myanmar (Burma) Burmese
Philippines Pilipino (Tagalog), English (both official)
Singapore Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official), English (official)
Thailand Thai, English (elite), ethnic and regional dialects
Vietnam Vietnamese (official), Chinese, English, French, Khmer, tribal languages

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chiyo

WebmasterWorld Senior Member chiyo us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 12:35 pm on Mar 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Very nice WOZ. Your sharing of this info is highly appreciated here..

good on yer mate

Aaron

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 2:23 am on Mar 26, 2001 (gmt 0)

What does pages in "main language" mean?

For Singapore's case, are you counting Malay
(the offical and National) lanaguage only?

That is wrong in more ways than I can say..

The other stats including the high penetration rates and the %tage of websites in English look correct..Except I would have thought there would be a higher percentage of English sites, but i guess the rest are in Chinese.

eljefe3

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 4:28 am on Mar 26, 2001 (gmt 0)


In Singapore there are four recognized official languages (Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil and English). The defacto language that everyone shares and converses is English. I beleive that Singapore requires bilingual education so one not only must study English, but also their mother tongue.

I believe the Singapore National Anthem is still in Bahasa Melayu correct? Could this be the reason that the national recognized language is Malay?

Aaron

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 6:30 am on Mar 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

Your information is right as far as I know. But the reality is, IMHO, that Malay is used mainly only for ceremonial purposes..

Non-Malay Singaporeans like myself [who make up some 70% or more of the whole population], never took any Malay Language courses. It's quite shameful to admit it but, I would guess that many of us would find it difficult to explain to a visitor, what the lyrics in the National Anthem actually means.

As for the bilingual policy, once again you are right. But it's interesting to note that Chinese/mandarin which is my mother tongue, was once refered in schools as a "Second Language"..

Observers have commented that the standards of Mandarin,and to a lesser extent Malay has fallen over the years, and in time to come, the new breed of Singaporean would be far more comfortable in English than in their mother tongue.

So the fact that Malay is the National language is in fact, a fairly useless statatic, while the category listing of "main language" is factually correct, it really doesn't really represent anything.

BTW, what does SES, dirs stand for?

Search engines? There's one portal Catcha.com.sg,which is fairly popular but i think they don't use their own search engine..

Topcat

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 1:26 am on Sep 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Not sure where to post this, since there isn't an Indonesia section at present.

Although it is difficult to find really accurate information,
this seems to be the best there is at the moment, provided
by Budi Rahardjo of IDNIC.

Internet Users :

Number of paid (dialup) subscribers: 400.000 users
Number of total Internet users : 1.5 million users
(from : [insan.co.id...]

Internet Service Providers
Licences issued : 156
Operating ISP's : 47

Some of the major ISP's (May, 2001) :-

ISP Name Number of Subscribers
LinkNet 100,000
TelkomNet 100,000
IndosatNet 41,000
CBN 35,000
IndoNet 15,000 (Jakarta only)
RadNet 20,000
Centrin 20,000
Dnet 10,000
MegaNet 10,000
Idola 4,000 (mainly corporate users)

Internet Domains (.id)
Domains are maintained by IDNIC, a single central registrar and
are available only to applicants with valid company or personal
Indonesian ID
[idnic.net.id...]

Table of Growth to March, 2001 :

Year Number of Total domains
new domains
1995 87 87
1996 240 327
1997 722 1049
1998 1484 2533
1999 2163 4696
2000 4266 8962
2001 823 9785

Forecast to have >16,000 by end of year.

Domain Categories, March 2001 :

ac.id 291 university
co.id 6115
mil.id 6
net.id 130
or.id 1571
sch.id 578 school
web.id 1059
war.net.id 34 internet cafe
go.id N/A

Portals
Almost daily start-up of new portals and the number is
therefore unknown, some popular shown below :-

Astaga! Bought by M-Web
[astaga.com...]
Bolehnet
[boleh.net...]
Detik.com
[detik.com...]
Kompas Cybermedia
[kompas.com...]
Lippostar
[lippostar.com...]
M-web
[m-web.co.id...]
Satunet group. Bought by M-Web.
[satunet.com...]
Tempo
[tempo.co.id...] and [temponews.com...]

TC

[Woz - adjusted layout for easier reading]

(edited by: Woz at 3:01 am (gmt) on Sep. 10, 2001)

bill

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 2:16 am on Sep 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

Great info Topcat. I'm sure Woz can fit this in somewhere ;)

Woz

WebmasterWorld Senior Member woz us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 3:05 am on Sep 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yes TC, as bill says, "Great Info". Thanks very much.

>I'm sure Woz can fit this in somewhere.

Yep! When we have an "Indonesia" thread I will transfer this over. I guess I will have to start one soon.

Onya
Woz

Eric_Jarvis

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 1:31 pm on Sep 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

thanks Topcat and Woz...two of my next priority areas to focus on are Indonesia and Korea

Topcat

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 9:12 am on Sep 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

Sorry about the formatting. I'd like to get them as nice
and pretty as Woz, but clearly talently challenged.

I'm working on an update now and will post soon.

It goes without saying that if you need any assistance here,
don't hesitate to knock.

TC

Woz

WebmasterWorld Senior Member woz us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 9:21 am on Sep 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

No need to say sorry TC, the info is great.

let me know via stickymail when you have an update together and we will start an Indonesia thread.

Onya
Woz

Topcat

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 114 posted 11:17 pm on Sep 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

One thing I have been noticing a lot is the lack of any real content or even a credible search engine. There must be an opportunity there methinks. Where does the mining and spidering technology come from ? It may, however, not be quite as straightforward as spidering for the 11,454 indonesian TLD's as there is an inherent phobia for those and a proliferation of dot.coms and other non-indo TLD's. Is there a way to examine Internic for sites registered to Indonesians ?

"Portals" is still one of the buzzwords and playthings and there are more than you can shake a stick at. However, they are pretty much churning out the same content of trashy celebrity news, gossip and not very veiled links to p*rn and s*x chatting sites.

More later

TC

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