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Asianadjective

uk   /ˈeɪ.ʒən/ 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

Asiannoun [C]

uk   /ˈeɪ.ʒən/ 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
(Definition of Asian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Asianadjective, noun [C]

us   /ˈeɪ·ʒən, -ʃən/
(a person) of or coming from Asia
(Definition of Asian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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