Meaning of “Asian” in the English Dictionary

"Asian" in British English

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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)

"Asian" in American English

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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)