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From Latin āsiānus.

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

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Asian (plural Asians)

  1. A person from 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. (Britain, Ireland, South Africa) A person from or with ancestry in the Indian subcontinent.
      • 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.
    white, black, Asian and Chinese Britons

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