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Asiatic

[ey-zhee-at-ik, ey-shee-, ey-zee-]
adjective
1.
noun Usually Offensive.
2.
an Asian person.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin Asiāticus < Greek Asiātikos. See Asia, -atic

Asiatically, adverb
half-Asiatic, adjective
non-Asiatic, adjective, noun
pro-Asiatic, adjective
trans-Asiatic, adjective

Asian, Asiatic, oriental.


See Asian.
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Asiatic (ˌeɪʃɪˈætɪk, -zɪ-)
 
n, —adj
a word formerly used for Asian
 
usage  Asiatic is the correct word to use in scientific language when talking about flora, fauna and anthropology, for instance Asiatic lion. Using it as a noun is offensive and old-fashioned

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Asiatic
1630s, from L. Asiaticus (surname of L. Corn. Scipio), from Gk. Asiatikos, from Asia (see Asia; also cf. Asian). In ancient Rome, Asiatici oratores was florid and overly ornate prose.
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