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.
Q: Why are there so few Asians in Fresno?
A: Fresno has plenty of Asians, especially southeast and south Asians; you need to abandon
conception of "Asians" as meaning only east Asians.