Asiatic

Definitions of Asiatic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture
    synonyms: Asian
  2. noun
    a native or inhabitant of Asia
    synonyms: Asian
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    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)
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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
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