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Asian vs. Oriental

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Asianadjective

Of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic.

Orientaladjective

alternative case form of Oriental

Asiannoun

a native or inhabitant of Asia

Orientalnoun

alternative case form of Oriental

Asianadjective

of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture;

‘Asian countries’;

Orientaladjective

Of or pertaining to the orient or east; eastern; concerned with the East or Orientalism; - opposed to occidental; as, Oriental countries.

‘The sun's ascendant and oriental radiations.’;

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Asianadjective

denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java;

‘Oriental politeness’; ‘for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term `Asian' is preferred to `Oriental'’; ‘Asian ancestry’;

Orientalnoun

A native or inhabitant of the Orient or some Eastern part of the world; an Asiatic.

Orientalnoun

Eastern Christians of the Greek rite.

Orientalnoun

a member of an Oriental race

Orientaladjective

denoting or characteristic of the biogeographic region including southern Asia and the Malay Archipelago as far as the Philippines and Borneo and Java;

‘Oriental politeness’; ‘for people of South and East Asian ancestry the term `Asian' is preferred to `Oriental'’; ‘Asian ancestry’;

Orientaladjective

of, from, or characteristic of Asia, especially East Asia

‘oriental countries’; ‘oriental rugs’;

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Orientaladjective

relating to or denoting a zoogeographical region comprising Asia south of the Himalayas and Indonesia west of Wallace's line. Distinctive animals include pandas, gibbons, tree shrews, tarsiers, and moonrats.

Orientaladjective

(of a pearl or other jewel) orient.

Orientalnoun

a person of East Asian descent.

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