People living in, or having ancestors from, the continent of Asia or some part of Asia. In the United States
, "Asians" are people with ancestors from south Asia, east Asia, and southeast Asia -- that is, anywhere in the triangle between Pakistan, Japan, and Indonesia.
In the United Kingdom
, south Asians, but not east or southeast Asians, are considered "Asians". This generally means people with ancestors from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and nearby areas.