Asia definition

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(place) Largest continent, situated in the Eastern Hemisphere, bounded by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, and separated from N Europe by the Ural Mountains: it includes, in addition to the nations on the land mass, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, & Indonesia: c. 17,212,000 sq mi (44,579,000 sq km)
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The world's largest continent. It occupies the eastern part of the Eurasian landmass and its adjacent islands and is separated from Europe by the Ural Mountains.
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A continent located east of Europe, west of the Pacific Ocean, north of Oceania and south of the Arctic Ocean.
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(historical) A province of the Roman Empire located in what is now western Turkey.
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A female given name of modern usage, from the continent.
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(Internet) An Internet top-level domain intended for use by people and organisations in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.
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Origin of asia

  • From Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asia), from Mycenaean Greek a-si-wi-ya (aswiyā, “Aššuwan”) [script?], adjective from Hittite (Aššuwa, “northwest Anatolia”) or Akkadian (“to go out, to rise”), a reference to the rising sun, hence "land of the sunrise."

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