Asiatic


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A·si·at·ic

 (ā′zhē-ăt′ĭk, -zē-)
adj.
Asian: a tropical Asiatic plant; travels in Asiatic Russia.
n.
Often Offensive An Asian person.

Asiatic

(ˌeɪʃɪˈætɪk; -zɪ-)
n, adj
1. (Placename) a word formerly used for Asian
2. (Peoples) a word formerly used for Asian
3. (Languages) a word formerly used for Asian
Usage: Asiatic is the correct word to use in scientific language when talking about flora, fauna and anthropology, for instance Asiatic lion. Using it as a noun is offensive and old-fashioned

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 Oriental as a noun or as an adjective applied to a person is outdated and is also becoming a sensitive term to be avoided.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.Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of AsiaAsiatic - 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.Asiatic - of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or cultureAsiatic - of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture; "Asian countries"
Translations
asijský
asiatisk
aasialainen
azijski
アジアの
아시아의
asiatisk
เอเชีย
thuộc châu Á/người châu Á

Asiatic

[ˌeɪsɪˈætɪk] ADJ & Nasiático/a m/f

Asiatic

[ˌeɪʒiˈætɪk] adjasiatiqueA-side [ˈeɪsaɪd] n [record] → face f A

Asiatic

آسْيَوِيّ asijský asiatisk asiatisch ασιατικός asiático aasialainen asiatique azijski asiatico アジアの 아시아의 Aziatisch asiatisk azjatycki asiático азиатский asiatisk เอเชีย Asyalı thuộc châu Á/người châu Á 亚洲人的
References in classic literature ?
So closely had the nations raced along the path of research and invention, so secret and yet so parallel had been their plans and acquisitions, that it was within a few hours of the launching of the first fleet in Franconia that an Asiatic Armada beat its west-ward way across, high above the marvelling millions in the plain of the Ganges.
In this point of view, what can be more natural, than that the Templars, who, we know, copied closely the luxuries of the Asiatic warriors with whom they fought, should use the service of the enslaved Africans, whom the fate of war transferred to new masters?
It is generally believed that the Aborigines of the American continent have an Asiatic origin.
Moscow, the Asiatic capital of this great empire, the sacred city of Alexander's people, Moscow with its innumerable churches shaped like Chinese pagodas.
Yes," said the pushmi-pullyu--"to the Abyssinian Gazelles and the Asiatic Chamois --on my mother's side.
The images of Asiatic despotism and voluptuousness have scarcely been wanting to crown the exaggerated scene.
Japan dominated the East, and took to herself the whole Asiatic portion of the world-market, with the exception of India.
Honours of a sort he knew could be obtained by ingenuity and the help of friends, but, to the best of his belief, nothing save work -papers representing a life of it - took a man into the Society which he had bombarded for years with monographs on strange Asiatic cults and unknown customs.
Take him," says the governor --and by the Lord, Flask, if the devil didn't give John the Asiatic cholera before he got through with him, I'll eat this whale in one mouthful.
There he interested the Asiatic Society and the Indian Company in his discovery.
Of course, during the season, some madman or another may make his appearance--generally an Englishman, or an Asiatic, or a Turk--and (as had happened during the summer of which I write) win or lose a great deal; but, as regards the rest of the crowd, it plays only for petty gulden, and seldom does much wealth figure on the board.
Very seldom: the height of the African mountains appears to be quite moderate compared with that of the European and Asiatic ranges; but, in any case, our good Victoria will find no difficulty in passing over them.