Unlike south asians, jewish americans, israeli americans, arab americans, armenian americans, assyrian americans, kurdish americans, georgian americans, chechen americans, turkish americans, azerbaijani americans, iranian americans and central asian americans have not lobbied to be included as asians by the u. Asians have made up an increasing proportion of the foreign-born americans in 1960, asians represented 5 percent of the u. Foreign-born population by 2014, their share grew to 30 percent of the nations 42. As of 2016, asia is the second-largest region of birth (after latin america) of u. Asians synonyms, asians pronunciation, asians translation, english dictionary definition of asians. Of or relating to asia or its peoples, languages, or cultures. Asian definition is - of, relating to, or characteristic of the continent of asia or its people. It occupies the eastern four-fifths of the giant eurasian landmass. Asia has both the highest and the lowest points on the surface of earth, has the longest coastline of any continent, and is subject overall to the worlds widest climatic extremes.