Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Overall, there are at least 200 million Indigenous Peoples in Asia, comprising roughly two-thirds of the world's indigenous population.

Despite some key advances in recent years, particuarly in the area of resource management, indigenous peoples continue to suffer from the denial of their rights to ancestral lands and territories. Often, states also refuse to recognize their collective socio-cultural and political systems/customary laws as well as their idenity as "Indigenous Peoples".

There are also many thriving Indigenous movements throughout the continent.

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