Definition of East Asian in English:

East Asian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of East Asia or its people, customs, or languages.

    ‘authentic East Asian cuisine’
    • ‘I would imagine that it must be very difficult for girls from an East Asian background growing up the UK if these representations are common.’
    • ‘East Asian calligraphy was established as a "high art" form well before the Tang dynasty.’
    • ‘The group's next goal appears to be the establishment of an East Asia free trade area in line with its hope of eventually creating an East Asian Community.’
    • ‘The economies of many East Asian countries depend on shipping to survive.’
    • ‘East Asian porcelain occupied the ground floor of the palace, while the Meissen objects were upstairs.’

noun

  • A native of East Asia or a person of East Asian descent.

    ‘the East Asians looked to have an excellent chance of progressing to the second round’
    • ‘East Asians form the largest racial group on the planet.’
    • ‘After coming from behind to beat Togo 2-1 in their first match and then draw 1-1 with France, the East Asians looked to have an excellent chance of progressing to the second round.’
    • ‘In order to ensure that East Asians' views are heard, it's better if this group are not yet involved because their view may be colored by their affiliation to Europe.’
    • ‘I dated an East Asian for a long time.’
    • ‘There is considerable statistical uncertainty about how the Micronesians and Melanesians connect in the part of the tree where Native Americans and East Asians begin to diverge.’