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Asia / abbr. for 亞細亞洲|亚细亚洲
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  *亞* | 亞* | *亞
Asia / Asian / Taiwan pr. [Ya3]
Asia-Pacific
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  *越* | 越* | *越
generic word for peoples or states of south China or south Asia at different historical periods / abbr. for Vietnam 越南
Southwest Asia
Southeast Asia
Greater China / refers to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (esp. in finance and economics) / refers to all areas of Chinese presence (esp. in the cultural field), including parts of Southeast Asia, Europe and the Americas
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  *胡* | 胡* | *胡
non-Han people, esp. from central Asia / reckless / outrageous / what? / why? / to complete a winning hand at mahjong (also written )
East Asia
southern Asia
Asian rainy season / monsoon
Matsu, name of a sea goddess still widely worshipped on the SE China coast and in SE Asia
Southeast Asia / South seas
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  *瑤* | 瑤* | *瑤
Yao ethnic group of southwest China and southeast Asia / surname Yao
Asian Games
North Asia
Asian area / the Far East / Asia Pacific region
Northeast Asia
(coll.) foreigner (esp. non Asian person) / layman / amateur
Hill (name) / Christopher Hill, US undersecretary of state of East Asian affairs
of Asian descent
Japan (old) / East Asian countries
the Ural mountains in Russia, dividing Europe from Asia
long gown / cheongsam / traditional Asian dress for men or (in Hong Kong) women's qipao
Central Asia
Europe and Asia / Eurasia
Asian Cup
Mahayana, the Great Vehicle / Buddhism based on the Mayahana sutras, as spread to Central Asia, China and beyond / also pr. [Da4 cheng2]
Han Chinese name for an ancient Central Asia country
laksa, spicy noodle soup of Southeast Asia
Asian mugwort or wormwood (genus Artemesia)
Asia
Radio Free Asia
Asian Cup
initial (i.e. initial consonant of a syllable in Asian phonetics)
Asian swamp eel (Monopterus albus) / CL: 個|个, 條|条
Li Na (1982-), Chinese tennis player, first Asian player to win a Grand Slam singles title (2011 French Open women's singles)
Nanzhao kingdom 738-937 in southwest China and southeast Asia
Bo'ao Forum for Asia (since 2001)
the Far East / East Asia
Bank of East Asia
Yue state / generic term for states in south China or southeast Asia at different historical periods
Southeast Asia
the Xirong, an ancient ethnic group of Western China from the Zhou Dynasty onwards / Xionites (Central Asian nomads)
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) (Tw)
banana person (yellow outside, white inside) / mildly pejorative term used by Chinese for assimilated Asian Americans / Westernized person of Asian appearance
Asian Games
Tartar (various northern tribes in ancient China) / Tatar (Turkic ethnic group in central Asia)
Lancang River of Qinghai and Yunnan, the upper reaches of Mekong River 湄公河 of Southeast Asia
Asian Development Bank
Asian Football Confederation / abbr. for 亞洲足球聯合會|亚洲足球联合会
morning exercises (physical exercises commonly performed en masse at schools and workplaces in East Asian countries)
Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia)
jianzi (Asian shuttlecock game)
laksa, spicy noodle soup of Southeast Asia
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, abbr. for 亞洲基礎設施投資銀行|亚洲基础设施投资银行
Anatolia, Asia minor
the Yuezhi, an ancient people of central Asia during the Han dynasty (also written 月氏)
Yao ethnic group of southwest China and southeast Asia
Funan, ancient state in Southeast Asia (1st - 6th century)
Banco Delta Asia S.A.R.L., Macau
East Asian Games
Altai republic in Russian central Asia, capital Gorno-Altaysk
(derog.) the sick man of Asia (term used in the West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to refer to China in its weakened state after the Opium Wars)
Nikolai Mikhailovich Przevalski 普爾熱瓦爾斯基|普尔热瓦尔斯基 (1839-1888), Russian explorer who made four expeditions to Central Asian from 1870
ancient Central Asian city state, flourished in first millennium AD, in modern Aksu 阿克蘇地區|阿克苏地区, Xinjiang
Asia minor / Anatolia
ancient state of central Asia
southwest Asia
Delta Asia Financial Group (Macau)
final (i.e. final consonant or stop of some syllables in Asian phonetics)
ancient people of central Asia during the Han dynasty
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  *佤* | 佤* | *佤
Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia
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  *蕹* | 蕹* | *蕹
water spinach or ong choy (Ipomoea aquatica), used as a vegetable in south China and southeast Asia / Taiwan pr. [yong1]
Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), American writer known for her novels on Asian cultures, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize laureate
Mountbatten (name, Anglicization of German Battenberg) / Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979), British commander in Southeast Asia during WWII, presided over the partition of India in 1947, murdered by the IRA.
Western Liao, Khitan kingdom of central Asia 1132-1218
(East Asian) hip-and-gable roof
Hu music / central Asian music (e.g. as appreciated by Tang literati)
APEC (Asia Pacific economic cooperation)
boisterous live show held during the Ghost Festival 中元節|中元节 in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia
(bird species of China) Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)
Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization / APEC
the Three Worlds (as proposed by Mao Zedong), i.e. the superpowers (USA and USSR), other wealthy countries (UK, France, Japan etc), and the developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America
Asia-Pacific region
Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia
to abandon the old (Asian) ways and learn from Europe / refers to the ideas that led to the Meiji Restoration and Japan's subsequent colonization projects in Asia
Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia)
(bird species of China) Asian fairy-bluebird (Irena puella)
yellow peril (offensive term referring to the perceived threat to Western nations, of immigration or military expansion from East Asian nations)
Gao Xianzhi or Go Seonji (c. 702-756), Tang dynasty general of Goguryeo 高句麗|高句丽 extraction, active in Central Asia
"kopi luwak" or civet coffee, made from coffee beans plucked from Asian palm civet's feces
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
Central Asia
Asia-Pacific
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) / same as 東南亞國家聯盟|东南亚国家联盟
karez, qanat or "horizontal well" (irrigation and water management system used in Xinjiang, Central Asia and Middle East)
Asia, Africa and Latin America
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

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