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  1. (noun, group) an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism

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Alternate forms of Asean

Hypernyms: association

Origin of the word Asean

  1. acronym for Association of South-East Asian Nations, formed 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand; since expanded to 10 nations. more

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