oriental vs asian :

oriental or 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.

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  • 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
    oriental civilization

  • 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
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