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Oriental or Asian :

“Oriental” is generally considered old-fashioned now, and many find it offensive.

“Asian” is preferred, but not “Asiatic.”

It’s better to write the nationality involved, for example “Chinese” or “Indian,” if you know it.

“Asian” is often taken to mean exclusively “East Asian,” which irritates South Asian and Central Asian people.

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