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Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-5-4 22:00
It`s an oldfashioned term that used to refer to the people,regions "East" of Europe. Sure you can still find it today as in Oriental Studies. But is it still used today? For me for ...
Read the previous posts. I was correcting Seneca's abuse of facts. He stated that "Asians" were being thrown out of Uganda - and he tried to make it seem as though it meant east asians. When in reality, the "Asians" being thrown out were S. Asians like Indians and Pakistani's - not Chinese or Japanese.
In europe and Australia, they call indians, pakastani's, and arabs "Asians", while they refer to chinese, japanese, korean, etc...as "orientals". I'm not going to get into "political correctness", but different places have different names for races. In America I am "asian". In europe and australia, I am "oriental".
When I went to england and called myself "asian" all the local people were stunned, but then I realized that "Asian" refers to indians, pakistani's, and middle-easterners. Then they corrected me and told me I was "oriental".