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ASEAN [Pronounced ‘Ah-SEE-an’ or ‘AY-sian’]. The abbreviation of, and common name for, the Association of South-East Asian Nations, a regional organization for economic, social, and cultural cooperation formed in 1967 by INDONESIA, Malaysia, the PHILIPPINES, Singapore, and Thailand. BRUNEI joined in 1984, Vietnam in 1995, and BURMA/Myanmar and Laos in 1997. The working language of ASEAN is English.

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ASEAN / ˈäsēˌän; ˈas-/ • abbr. Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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ASEAN (ˈæsɪˌæn) Association of South East Asian Nations

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