Asian

Definitions of Asian
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n a native or inhabitant of Asia

Synonyms:
Asiatic
Examples:
Artaxerxes I
king of Persia who sanctioned the practice of Judaism in Jerusalem (?-424 BC)
Artaxerxes II
king of Persia who subdued numerous revolutions and made peace with Sparta (?-359 BC)
Tenzing Norgay
Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)
Types:
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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
Afghan, Afghanistani
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
Iraki, Iraqi
a native or inhabitant of Iraq
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
Siamese, Tai, Thai
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
Evenki, Ewenki
a member of the people inhabiting an area of northern Mongolia and eastern Siberia
Mongol, Mongolian
a member of the nomadic peoples of Mongolia
Assamese
native or inhabitant of the state of Assam in northeastern India
Dravidian
a member of one of the aboriginal races of India (pushed south by Caucasians and now mixed with them)
Gujarati, Gujerati
a member of the people of Gujarat
Kashmiri
a member of the people of Kashmir
Oriya
a member of a people in India living in Orissa and neighboring areas
Panjabi, Punjabi
a member of the majority people of Punjab in northwestern India
Mahratta, Maratha
a member of a people of India living in Maharashtra
Kafir
a member of the Kafir people in northeastern Afghanistan
Pashtoon, Pashtun, Pathan, Pushtun
a member of the mountain people living in the eastern regions of Afghanistan
Bornean
a native or inhabitant of Borneo
sabra
a native-born Israeli
Ryukyuan
a member of the Japanese people living on the Ryukyu Islands southwest of Japan
Jap, Nip
(offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
North Korean
a Korean from North Korea
South Korean
a Korean from South Korea
Sabahan
a Malaysian from Sabah
Gurkha
a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal
Brahui
a member of a Dravidian people living in Pakistan
Sindhi
a native or inhabitant of Sind
Sarawakian
a native or inhabitant of Sarawak
Damascene
a native or inhabitant of Damascus
Khmer
a native or inhabitant of Cambodia
Turk
a native or inhabitant of Turkey
Azerbaijani
a native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan
Chuvash
a member of a people of Turkic speech living in the Volga region in eastern Russia
Karakalpak
a member of a Turkic people living near Lake Aral in central Asia
Kazak, Kazakh
a Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan)
Khirghiz, Kirghiz, Kirgiz
a member of a people of Turkic speech and Mongolian race inhabiting vast regions of central Siberia
Turcoman, Turkmen, Turkoman
a member of a Turkic people living in Turkmenistan and neighboring areas
Uighur, Uigur, Uygur
a member of a people who speak Uighur and live in Xinjiang and adjacent areas
Usbeg, Usbek, Uzbak, Uzbeg, Uzbek
a member of a Turkic people of Uzbekistan and neighboring areas
Yakut
a member of a Turkic people of northeastern Siberia (mainly in the Lena river basin)
Tungusic
any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family
Sumatran
a native or inhabitant of Sumatra
Papuan
a native or inhabitant of Papua New Guinea or New Guinea
Boxer
a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
brahman, brahmin
a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
Farsi
a person of Iranian descent
geisha, geisha girl
a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
Bohemian, Gipsy, Gypsy, Roma, Romani, Romany, Rommany
a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
hajji
a general term used by foreign soldiers to refer to the Iraqi people
Hakka
a member of a people of southeastern China (especially Hong Kong, Canton, and Taiwan) who migrated from the north in the 12th century
Javan, Javanese
a native or inhabitant of Java
jawan
(India) a private soldier or male constable
Kshatriya
a member of the royal or warrior Hindu caste
mandarin
a high public official of imperial China
peshmerga
a member of a Kurdish guerilla organization that fights for a free Kurdish state
Rajpoot, Rajput
a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
Samaritan
a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times
shogun
a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68
Shudra, Sudra
a member of the lowest or worker Hindu caste
Vaisya
a member of the mercantile and professional Hindu caste; the third of the four main castes
Type of:
denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant
a person who inhabits a particular place
person of color, person of colour
(formal) any non-European non-white person

adj of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture

Asian countries”
Synonyms:
Asiatic

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