What is Asian?

  • (adj): Denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java.
    Example: "For people of South and East Asian ancestry the term 'Asian' is preferred to 'Oriental'"; "Asian ancestry"
    Synonyms: oriental
    See also — Additional definitions below


Asian refers to anything related to the continent of Asia, especially Asian people.

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2007 Asian Tour
... The 2007 Asian Tour was the 13th season of the modern Asian Tour, the main men's professional golf tour in Asia excluding Japan, since it was established in 1995 ...
AFC Asian Cup
... The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ... The Asian Cup was held once every four years from 1956 in Hong Kong until 2004 in China ... Games and the European Football Championship were also scheduled in the same year as the Asian Cup (2004, 2008, 2012 etc.), the AFC decided to move their ...
... Asian refers to anything related to the continent of Asia, especially Asian people ... Asian may also refer to More specific meanings depending on context In the Americas, Australia and New Zealand the term usually refers to people from East Asia or Southeast Asia ... Culture of Asia - the culture of the people from the Asia Asian cuisine - food based on the style of food of the people from Asia Asii (also Asiani), a historic Central Asian ethnic group ...
... military father and an Asian mother ... been used to describe a person in the United States of mixed Asian and non-Asian ancestry, regardless of the circumstances ...
National Library Of Australia - Collections - Asian Collections
... developing research resource on Asia in Australia, and the largest Asian language collections in the Southern hemisphere, with over half a million volumes ... The Library collects resources about all Asian countries in Western languages extensively, and resources in the following Asian languages Burmese, Chinese ... has acquired a number of important Western and Asian language scholarly collections from researchers and bibliophiles ...

More definitions of "Asian":

  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of Asia.
    Synonyms: Asiatic
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture.
    Example: "Asian countries"
    Synonyms: Asiatic

Famous quotes containing the word asian:

    Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10,000 miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    Exploitation and oppression is not a matter of race. It is the system, the apparatus of world-wide brigandage called imperialism, which made the Powers behave the way they did. I have no illusions on this score, nor do I believe that any Asian nation or African nation, in the same state of dominance, and with the same system of colonial profit-amassing and plunder, would have behaved otherwise.
    Han Suyin (b. 1917)