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Far East

noun
1.
the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
Related forms
Far Eastern, adjective
Can be confused
Far East, Middle East, Near East.
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British Dictionary definitions for Far East

Far East

noun
1.
the Far East, the countries of E Asia, usually including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines: sometimes extended to include all territories east of Afghanistan
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Far East in Culture

Far East definition


Popular expression for the east Asian nations of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Encyclopedia Article for Far East

by Richard Saludo

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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