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Asian

adjective uk   us   /ˈeɪ.ʒən/
belonging to or relating to Asia or its people in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, belonging to or relating to China, Japan, or countries near them in the UK, belonging to or relating to India, Pakistan, or countries near them

Asian

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈeɪ.ʒən/
someone who comes from the continent of Asia, or a member of a group of people originally from Asia in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, someone from China, Japan, or countries near them in the UK, someone from India, Pakistan, or countries near them
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