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In the United States, the most common use of the word refers to people originating from East and Southeast Asia (China, Japan, South/North Korea, Vietnam, among others). Indians and Pakistanis might be referred to as South Asians, where as Filipinos and Samoans might be called Pacific Islanders.

In England, "asian" most commonly refers to people of Indian or Pakistani descent, whereas "oriental" might refer to East and Southeast Asians (NOTE: "oriental" is certainly considered politically incorrect in the United States).
U.S
- I know she's Asian, but where is her family from?
- I think they emigrated here from Vietnam some years ago.

England
The Asian students presented a traditional Indian dance to their classmates.
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a person from asia. duh. it does not insinuate anything in particular as asians came look and act in many different ways.
two of my best friends are asian, so is my boyfriend
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A person from asia or is directly related to a person from asia.(children, parents, sibliings, etc.)
Chinese, Cambodians, Japanese, Koreans, Indians, etc.
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"Asians", in the U.S., are folks with ancestors from south Asia, east Asia, and southeast Asia -- anywhere in-between Pakistan, Japan, and Indonesia.
Sushi, curry, boba tea, nasi goreng, and halo-halo are all made by Asians.
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Contrary to a lot of definitions out there I really think Asians are people who belong to the continent of Asia, not just individuals of Chinese Japanese Korean Vietnamese or Cambodian origin.
Asia comprises of various countries, the inhabitants of which are Asians.
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