Eurasian

Eurasian

[yoo-rey-zhuhn, -shuhn, yuh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Eurasia.
2.
of mixed European and Asian descent.
noun
3.
the offspring of a European and an Asian.

Origin:
1835–45; Eurasi(a) + -an

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Eurasian (jʊəˈreɪʃən, -ʒən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Eurasia
2.  of mixed European and Asian descent
 
n
3.  a person of mixed European and Asian descent

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Eurasian
1844, from Eur(opean) + Asian. Originally of children of British-East Indian marriages; sense of "of Europe and Asia considered as one continent" is from 1868. Eurafrican, similarly formed, was coined 1890 by anthropologist D.G. Brinton to designate a "race" of dark-skinned people inhabiting both sides
of the Mediterranean; it was used 1920s to describe the "colored" population of S.Africa, and 1960s with ref. to political situations involving both continents.
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