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MannIsMe November 13th, 2017 2:59pm

Inspired by comments: do the terms "Asian" and "Oriental" describe the same peoples?

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jenkp223 Being a mommy
11/13/17 4:37 pm

Oriental isn’t even a race. It describes inanimate objects, like rugs.

snagglepuss Story Time
11/13/17 4:16 pm

Oriental has been outdated for a long time.

Tariq88 Utah
11/13/17 4:02 pm

Yes it can, however Asian can be a wider term and oriental usually refers to East Asians. I use just Asian to describe East Asians because there are specifics when referring the rest of Asia like South Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc.), Middle Eastern, and Central Asian (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, etc.).