Definition of Asian noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Asian

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪʃn//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈeɪʒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪʒn//
 
Race
 
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a person from Asia, or whose family originally came from Asia British Asians In British English Asian is used especially to refer to people from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In North American English it is used especially to refer to people from the Far East. See related entries: Race Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin Asianus, from Greek Asianos, from Asia.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Asian