Definitions for: Asian


[n] a native or inhabitant of Asia
[adj] denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java; "Oriental politeness"; "for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term `Asian' is preferred to `Oriental'"; "Asian ancestry"
[adj] of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture; "Asian countries"



Webster (1913) Definition: A"sian, a. [L. Asianus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, L. Asia.]
Of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic. ``Asian princes.'' --Jer.
Taylor. -- n. An Asiatic.

Synonyms: Asiatic, Asiatic, eastern, oriental

See Also: Afghan, Afghanistani, Altaic, Annamese, Armenian, Bangladeshi, Bengali, Bhutanese, Bhutani, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, coolie, cooly, Dardan, Dardanian, Eurasian, Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani, Indian, Indonesian, Iraki, Irani, Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli, Israelite, Japanese, Jordanian, Kampuchean, Korean, Kuwaiti, Lao, Laotian, Lebanese, Malay, Malayan, Malaysian, Maldivan, Maldivian, Nepalese, Nepali, Nipponese, Oriental, oriental person, Pakistani, Parthian, Pashto, Pathan, Persian, person of color, person of colour, Sherpa, Siamese, Singaporean, Singhalese, Sinhalese, Sri Lankan, Syrian, Tai, Taiwanese, Thai, Trojan, Turki, Vietnamese

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