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Asian may refer to:

  • In context with the Ancient Egyptians, Asiatic is used to mean - beyond the borders of Egypt and the continent of Africa to the east, but only of western Asia (what might be considered Middle East now)
  • Asian people - the people of the continent of Asia
  • Culture of Asia - the culture of the people from the continent of Asia
  • Asian cuisine - food based on the style of food of the people from the Asian continent.
  • Asian race - one of the five races defined by the Office of Management and Budget of the United States government (Race and ethnicity in the United States Census)
  • Asii (also Asiani), a historic Central Asian ethnic group mentioned in Roman-era writings

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Noun

Singular
Asian

Plural
Asians

Asian (plural Asians)

  1. A person from Asia.
  2. (British), (British Africa), A person who originates from the Indian subcontinent, sometimes including East and Southeast Asia.
  3. (US), (Australia), (Canada), A person who originates from the Indian subcontinent, East and Southeast Asia, sometimes excluding the Indian Subcontinent.
  4. A domestic cat breed similar to the Burmese.
  5. A cat of this breed.

Synonyms

  • (person from Asia):
  • (person from the Indian subcontinent): Indian (loosely)
  • (person from the Indian subcontinent): Pakistani (loosely)
  • (person from the Indian subcontinent): Bangladeshi (loosely)
  • (person from east Asia): Oriental, East Asian

Translations

Adjective

Asian

  1. Of, relating to or from Asia.

Translations


Simple English

An Asian is someone from Asia or someone with an Asian branch of ethnicity.








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