Asian refers to anything related to the continent of Asia, especially Asian people.

Asian may also refer to:

  • More specific meanings depending on context:
    • In the Americas, Australia and New Zealand the term usually refers to people from East Asia or Southeast Asia.
    • In the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth countries, the term refers more frequently to those from South Asia.
  • Culture of Asia - the culture of the people from the Asia
  • Asian cuisine - food based on the style of food of the people from Asia
  • Asii (also Asiani), a historic Central Asian ethnic group mentioned in Roman-era writings
  • Asian option, a type of option contract in finance
  • Asyan, a village in Iran

Famous quotes containing the word asian:

    If he roars at you as you’re dyin’
    You’ll know it is the Asian Lion.
    Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)

    We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10,000 miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
    Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973)

    Exploitation and oppression is not a matter of race. It is the system, the apparatus of world-wide brigandage called imperialism, which made the Powers behave the way they did. I have no illusions on this score, nor do I believe that any Asian nation or African nation, in the same state of dominance, and with the same system of colonial profit-amassing and plunder, would have behaved otherwise.
    Han Suyin (b. 1917)