oriental vs asian : Common Errors in English

About oriental vs asian

“Oriental” is generally considered old-fashioned now, and many find itoffensive. “Asian” is preferred, but not “Asiatic.” It’s better to writethe nationality involved, for example “Chinese” or “Indian,” if youknow it. “Asian” is often taken to mean exclusively “East Asian,” whichirritates South Asian and Central Asian people.

oriental Meaning(s)

  • (n) a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
  • (s) denoting or characteristic of countries of Asia

asian Meaning(s)

  • (n) a native or inhabitant of Asia
  • (a) of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture

oriental in News

  1. New Oriental Education & Technology Group, NuStar Energy, Yum! Brands, McDonald and Burger King Worldwide highlighted ...

    New Oriental Education & Technology Group, NuStar Energy, Yum! Brands, McDonald and Burger King Worldwide highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Gravy Boys bring blend of rock, bluegrass to Oriental

    ORIENTAL — Mix a pinch of rock, a handful of honky tonk and a splash of bluegrass, and you’ve got The Gravy Boys. The Gravy Boys present a free concert sponsored by the Pamlico Musical Society June 22 at Lou Mac Park in Oriental.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New Bern Sun Journal

  3. New Oriental Education And Technology Group Inc. To Present At The June 19 Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual ...

    New Oriental Education And Technology Group Inc. To Present At The June 19 Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Virtual Investor Conference, The First Webcast Of Its Kind With Asia-Based Companies
    on June 11, 2013 Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

asian in News

  1. Asian Markets Plunge on Foreign Selloff

    Asian stock markets suffered huge losses on Thursday as foreign investors fled to safe havens amid concerns that the United States was scaling down stimulus measures.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: HispanicBusiness.com

  2. Asian Selloff Spills Over Into European Markets

    Asian Selloff Spills Over Into European Markets
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Nasdaq

  3. Asian stocks slide led by Tokyo on worries

    Asian stock markets endured sharp losses Thursday as gyrations on the Tokyo market, the region's biggest, continued — fueled by worries about a surging yen and monetary policies in the U.S. Investor skepticism ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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