Someone, usually Caucasian, but not always, who is very interested in the various cultures of Asia, commonly known as the Orient,
such as languages, writing systems, traditions & architecture.
The orientalist may study to an extreme to amass as much knowledge about Asia as they can.
Some people may call me an Orientalist, but I would refute that assumption.
by Princess Michiru Kaiou March 2, 2009
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