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The [[Greater India#Indianised kingdoms|Indianised kingdoms]] of South East Asia were historical states strongly influenced by Indian culture, language and religion. This concept first described by [[George Coedès]], is based upon the [[Hindu]] and [[Buddhist]] cultural and economic influences in [[Southeast Asia]].<ref>National Library of Australia. [http://www.nla.gov.au/asian/form/coedes2.html Asia's French Connection : George Coedes and the Coedes Collection]</ref> Despite being culturally akin to Hindu cultures to western historians, these kingdoms were truly indigenous and independent of [[History of India|India]]. States such as [[Srivijaya]], [[Majapahit]] and the [[Khmer empire]] developed territories and economies that rivalled those in India itself.
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The [[Greater India#Indianised kingdoms|Indianised kingdoms]] of South East Asia were historical states strongly influenced by Indian culture, language and religion. This concept first described by [[George Coedès]], is based upon the Hindu and Buddhist cultural and economic influences in Southeast Asia.<ref>National Library of Australia. [http://www.nla.gov.au/asian/form/coedes2.html Asia's French Connection : George Coedes and the Coedes Collection]</ref> Despite being culturally akin to Hindu cultures to western historians, these kingdoms were truly indigenous and independent of India. States such as [[Srivijaya]], [[Majapahit]] and the [[Khmer empire]] developed territories and economies that rivalled those in India itself.
   
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The Indianised kingdoms of South East Asia were historical states strongly influenced by Indian culture, language and religion. This concept first described by George Coedès, is based upon the Hindu and Buddhist cultural and economic influences in Southeast Asia.[1] Despite being culturally akin to Hindu cultures to western historians, these kingdoms were truly indigenous and independent of India. States such as Srivijaya, Majapahit and the Khmer empire developed territories and economies that rivalled those in India itself.

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