Far East

geographical name

Definition of Far East

the countries of eastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago

Note: The Far East is usually considered to comprise the Asian countries bordering on the Pacific but sometimes also to include India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Tibet, and Myanmar.

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Far Eastern adjective

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“Far East.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Far%20East. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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