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which is politically correct, asian or oriental?

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  • L
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    East Asians = Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, Taiwanese

    Southeast Asians = Burmese, Brunei, Cambodian, East Timor, Indonesian, Laotian, Malaysian, Filipino, Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese

    Southwest Asians = The Middle Easterners

    South Asians = Bangladeshi, Bhutan, Indian, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistani, Sri Lanka, Tibetan

    North Asians = Russians

    Central Asia = Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan.

    Some East and Southeast Asians generally find the word, oriental, to be offensive.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    oriental just means of east of Europe in general. But it's a silly term because if you keep going east of Europe you get back to Europe again. Asian is much more specific (and not associated with "orientalism").

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Oriental because Asians don't always look Oriental. I'm Indian and am Asian doesn't necessarily mean I'm Oriental

  • 1 decade ago

    Asian is a more socially acceptable term. Oriental is too "racist".

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  • 1 decade ago

    i hate politically correct people

    if there born here how about americans ?

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