The total area of Asia, including Asian Russia with the Caucasian isthmus but excluding the island of New Guinea , amounts to some 17,, square miles 44,, square km , roughly one-third of the land surface of Earth. By Thursday evening, immigration paperwork was being processed to allow her to enter the country for five days, said Charles Santiago, a Malaysian legislator and chairman of the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, who was also in communication with Ms. Hun Sen noted with approval Ms. These records are administrative and do not include poetry. Whether "Asia" in other languages comes from Latin of the Roman Empire is much less certain, and the ultimate source of the Latin word is uncertain, though several theories have been published.
The Caucasus and Himalaya mountains and the Karakum and Gobi deserts formed barriers that the steppe horsemen could cross only with difficulty. The specific features of the coastline in some areas—especially in the east and southeast—are the result of active volcanism; thermal abrasion of permafrost caused by a combination of the action of breaking waves and thawing , as in northeastern Siberia; and coral growth, as in the areas to the south and southeast. Whether "Asia" in other languages comes from Latin of the Roman Empire is much less certain, and the ultimate source of the Latin word is uncertain, though several theories have been published. The epithet lawiaiai, "captives", associated with some of them identifies their origin. Accreting sandy beaches also occur in many areas, such as along the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Thailand.