Asian is now solidly preferred to Asiatic; the latter persists mainly in the names of some kinds of flora and fauna.
Asiatic still has some use as a geographical designator
but has increasingly been considered offensive, especially as associated with the policies of colonialism.
Examples of Asian in a Sentence
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