far eastern

Far East

noun
the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

Far Eastern, adjective

Far East, Middle East, Near East.
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Far East
 
n
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

Far Eastern
 
adj
of or relating to the Far East (E Asia) or its inhabitants

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Far East definition


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

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