Asian

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See also: asian and asían

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin āsiānus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪʒən/, /ˈeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən, -eɪʒən

Noun[edit]

Asian (plural Asians)

  1. A person from the continent of Asia.
  2. A person with Asian ancestry.
    1. (US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) A person from or with ancestry in East or Southeast Asia.
    2. (UK, Ireland, South Africa) A person from or with ancestry in the Indian subcontinent.
      • 1987 May, Paul Oliver, “Movie Mahal: Indian cinema on ITV Channel 4”, in Popular Music, DOI:10.1017/S0261143000002774, page 215:
        If radio and television programmes are anything to go by, Asians in Britain get up early on a Sunday.
      • 2013, Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala:
        Were there Taliban beheading people? I didn't tell my parents, but I flinched if an Asian-looking man came close.
  3. A domestic cat of a breed similar to the Burmese.

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Asian (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to or from Asia.
    • 2015 June 4, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, “The beauty contest winner making Japan look at itself”, in BBC[1]:
      There are white, black, Asian and Chinese Britons

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