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A·sian

 (ā′zhən)
adj.
Of or relating to Asia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Asia.
2. A person of Asian ancestry.
Usage Note: Asia is the largest of the continents, with more than half the world's population. Though strictly speaking all of its inhabitants are Asians, in practice this term is applied almost exclusively to the peoples of East, Southeast, and South Asia as opposed to those of Southwest Asia—such as Arabs, Turks, Iranians, and Kurds—who are more usually designated Middle or Near Easterners. Indonesians and Filipinos are properly termed Asian, since their island groups are considered part of the Asian continent, but not the Melanesians, Micronesians, and Polynesians of the central and southern Pacific, who are now often referred to collectively as Pacific Islanders. See Usage Note at Oriental.

Asian

(ˈeɪʃən; ˈeɪʒən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Asia or to any of its peoples or languages
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Asia or to any of its peoples or languages
3. (Languages) of or relating to Asia or to any of its peoples or languages
4. (Placename) Brit of or relating to natives of the Indian subcontinent or any of their descendants, esp when living in Britain
5. (Peoples) Brit of or relating to natives of the Indian subcontinent or any of their descendants, esp when living in Britain
6. (Languages) Brit of or relating to natives of the Indian subcontinent or any of their descendants, esp when living in Britain
n
7. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Asia or a descendant of one
8. (Peoples) Brit a native of the Indian subcontinent or a descendant of one
Usage: To refer to someone from the Indian subcontinent as an Asian is potentially offensive and should be avoided. If you are talking about one specific group, it is better to say so, for instance people of Indian descent

A•sian

(ˈeɪ ʒən, ˈeɪ ʃən)
adj., n.
usage: Asian as a noun and adjective is now generally the preferred and most commonly used term, especially for the ethnic designation. Specific names are also used, such as Korean and Pacific Islander. Asiatic is sometimes considered offensive, being associated with colonialism. Oriental as a noun or as an adjective applied to a person is outdated and is also becoming a sensitive term to be avoided.
adj.
1. of or pertaining to Asia or its inhabitants.
n.
2. a person born in Asia or of Asian descent.
3. an inhabitant of Asia.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Asian - a native or inhabitant of AsiaAsian - a native or inhabitant of Asia  
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
person of color, person of colour - (formal) any non-European non-white person
coolie, cooly - (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
Oriental, oriental person - a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
Indian - a native or inhabitant of India
Eurasian - a person of mixed European and Asian descent
Afghanistani, Afghan - a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
Altaic - any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group
Armenian - a native or inhabitant of Armenia
Bangladeshi - a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh
Bengali - (Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
Bhutanese, Bhutani - a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
Burmese - a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
Byzantine - a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
Cambodian, Kampuchean - a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
Chinese - a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
East Indian - a native or inhabitant of the East Indies
Malay, Malayan - a member of a people inhabiting the northern Malay Peninsula and Malaysia and parts of the western Malay Archipelago
Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
Hmong, Miao - a people living traditionally in mountain villages in southern China and adjacent areas of Vietnam and Laos and Thailand; many have emigrated to the United States
Indonesian - a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
Irani, Iranian, Persian - a native or inhabitant of Iran; "the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"
Iraki, Iraqi - a native or inhabitant of Iraq; "the majority of Iraqi are Arab Shiite Muslims although Sunni Muslims control the government"
Israelite - a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
Israeli - a native or inhabitant of Israel
Japanese, Nipponese - a native or inhabitant of Japan
Jordanian - a native or inhabitant of Jordan
Korean - a native or inhabitant of Korea who speaks the Korean language
Kurd - a member of a largely pastoral Islamic people who live in Kurdistan; the largest ethnic group without their own state
Kuwaiti - a native or inhabitant of Kuwait
Lao, Laotian - a member of a Buddhist people inhabiting the area of the Mekong River in Laos and Thailand and speaking the Lao language; related to the Thais
Lebanese - a native or inhabitant of Lebanon
Malaysian - a native or inhabitant of Malaysia
Maldivan, Maldivian - a native or inhabitant of Maldives
Nepalese, Nepali - a native or inhabitant of Nepal
Pakistani - a native or inhabitant of Pakistan
Parthian - a native or inhabitant of Parthia
Singhalese, Sinhalese - a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
Sherpa - a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers
Syrian - a native or inhabitant of Syria
Taiwanese - a native or inhabitant of Taiwan
Tadzhik, Tajik - a native or inhabitant of Tajikistan and neighboring areas of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan and China
Tai, Thai, Siamese - a native or inhabitant of Thailand
Tibetan - a native or inhabitant of Tibet
Turki - any member of the peoples speaking a Turkic language
Kazakhstani - a native or inhabitant of Kazakhstan
Annamese, Vietnamese - a native or inhabitant of Vietnam
Singaporean - an inhabitant of Singapore
Sri Lankan - a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
Dardan, Dardanian, Trojan - a native of ancient Troy
Iberian - a native or inhabitant of Iberia in the Caucasus
Mongoloid - a member of the Mongoloid race
Timorese - a native or inhabitant of Timor
Adj.1.Asian - of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or cultureAsian - of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture; "Asian countries"
Translations
Asijecasijský
asiatasiatisk
aasialainen
azijskiAzijacAzijatAzijka
ázsiai
アジアのアジア人
아시아 사람아시아의
asiatasiatiskindier
เกี่ยวกับประเทศในเอเชียชาวเอเชีย
người châu Áthuộc châu Á

Asian

[ˈeɪʃn]
A. ADJasiático
Asian flugripe f asiática
B. Nasiático/a m/f

Asian

[ˈeɪʒən]
n
(= person from Asia) → Asiatique mf
(British) (= person from the Indian subcontinent) → Indo-Pakistanais(e) m/f
adj
(from Asia)asiatique
He's Asian → Il est asiatique.
She's Asian → Elle est asiatique.
(from the Indian subcontinent)indo-pakistanais(e)
He's Asian → Il est indo-Pakistanais.
She's Asian → Elle est indo-Pakistanaise.

Asian

, Asiatic
adj
asiatisch; (= from the Indian subcontinent)indisch-pakistanisch
(Brit: = from Indian subcontinent) → indopakistanisch
n
Asiat(in) m(f)
(Brit: = person from the Indian subcontinent) → Indopakistaner(in) m(f)

Asian

[ˈeɪʃn] Asiatic [ˌeɪʃɪˈætɪk] adj & nasiatico/a

Asian

آسْيَوِيّ Asijec, asijský asiat, asiatisk Asiate, asiatisch Ασιάτης, ασιατικός asiático aasialainen asiatique Azijat, azijski asiatico アジアの, アジア人 아시아 사람, 아시아의 Aziaat, Aziatisch asiat, asiatisk Azjata, azjatycki asiático азиат, азиатский asiat, asiatisk เกี่ยวกับประเทศในเอเชีย, ชาวเอเชีย Asya, Asyalı người châu Á, thuộc châu Á 亚洲人, 亚洲的
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