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Asianadjective

uk   us   /ˈeɪ.ʒən/
belonging to or ​relating to ​Asia or ​itspeople 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   us   /ˈeɪ.ʒən/
someone who comes from the ​continent of ​Asia, or a ​member of a ​group of ​peopleoriginally 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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