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asia at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Asia at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

from L., from Gk. Asia, speculated to be from Akkad. asu "to go out, to rise," in reference to the sun, thus "the land of the sunrise." ///

asia at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

Asianpr Asia (1. Roman Province in Asia Minor; 2. the continent Asia);Asia Minor Asia Minor

Asia at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

the world's largest continent (=one of the seven main areas of land) , which includes the countries of the Middle East and the countries between the Ural Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, such as India, China, Japan, and part of Russia//

asia at Finnish => English Of Explained:

thickenaffectaffection, disease, emotion, il

asia at Indonesian => English Of Explained:


asia at Italian => English Of Explained:


Ásia at Portuguese => English Of Explained:


asia at Spanish => English Of Explained:


Asia at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Largest continent on earth. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean; the W boundary, with Europe, runs roughly north-south along the E Ural Mtns.; the Caspian, Black, Aegean, and Mediterranean seas; the Suez Canal; and the Red Sea. The islands of Sri Lanka and Taiwan and the archipelagoes of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan also form part of Asia. Area: 17,139,445 sq mi (44,391,162 sq km). Population, excluding Asian Russia and the countries of former Soviet Central Asia (1996 est.): 3,499,626,000. Mountains and plateaus predominate on the continent, with the highest mountains located in Central Asia. Asia's elevations include the earth's highest (Mt. Everest) and the lowest (the Dead Sea). The largest of its many desert regions are the Thar and Gobi deserts. Its hydrology is dominated by some of the longest rivers in the world, incl. the Euphrates, Tigris, Indus, Ganges, Chang (Yangtze), Huang (Yellow), Ob, Yenisey, and Lena. The Caspian, Aral, and Dead seas are major saltwater lakes. More than 15% of Asia's landmass is arable. Asia's principal language groups and languages include Sino-Tibetan, Indo-Aryan, Japanese, Austronesian, Austroasiatic, Semitic, and Korean. E. Asia contains three main ethnic groups: Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The Indian subcontinent contains a vast diversity of peoples, most of whom speak languages from the Indo-Aryan subgroup of the Indo-European family. Because of the influence of China and the former Soviet Union, Mandarin and Russian are widespread. Asia is the birthplace of all the world's major religions and hundreds of minor ones. Hinduism is the oldest religion to have originated in S Asia; Jainism and Buddhism emerged in the 6th and 5th cent. BC, respectively. SW Asia was the cradle of Judaism and its offshoots, Christianity and Islam. Taoism and Confucianism, both of which originated in the 6th or 5th cent. BC, have profoundly influenced Chinese and Chinese-driven culture. Asia is marked by great disparities in wealth, both between and within its countries. A few countries, notably Japan, Singapore, and the oil-rich nations of Arabia, have achieved high standards of living; others, such as Bangladesh and Myanmar, are very poor. Between these two extremes lie Russia, China, and India. Asia's culture is the result of the interaction of five main influences: Chinese, Indian, Islamic, European (incl. Russia), and Central Asian. China has had great influence in E. Asia as the source of Confucianism, a style of art, and the Chinese script. Indian influence has been expressed through Hinduism and Buddhism, affecting Tibet, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Central Asia. Islam spread from its original Arabian home to become important in the Middle East, SW Asia, and elsewhere, accompanied by the use of the Arabic alphabet. Homo erectus hominids migrated from Africa to E. Asia at least 1 million years ago. One of the earliest civilizations to use writing developed in the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys c.3500-3000 BC (see Mesopotamia). Civilization in the Indus valley and in N Syria followed c.2500 BC. Chinese urban civilization began with the Shang dynasty (traditionally, 1766-1122 BC) and continued under the Chou (1122-221 BC). Indo-European-speaking peoples (Aryans) began to invade India from the west c.1700 BC and developed the Vedic culture. A succession of empires and charismatic rulers, incl. Alexander the Great, spread their political mantles as far as military power could carry them. In the 13th cent. AD, Genghis Khan and his Mongol successors united much of Asia under their rule. In the 14th cent. Timur conquered much of Central Asia. Muslim Turks destroyed the remnants of the Byzantine empire in the 15th cent. In the 19th cent., European imperialism began to replace Asian imperialism. Czarist Russia pushed to the Pacific Ocean, the British gained control of India, the French moved into Indochina, the Dutch occupied the E. Indies, and the Spanish and later the U.S. ruled the Philippines. After World War II, European imperialism lar

Asia at English => English (hitchcock) Of Explained:

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Asia at Latin => English Of Explained:


Ásia at Portuguese => English Of Explained:


Asia at Spanish => English Of Explained:


Asia at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

al, vacant, vacuous, empty, eviscerated, blank, hollow, nominal, null, inane.

[ADJ] (Levity): light, subtile, airy, imponderable, weightless, ethereal, sublimated, volatile, buoyant, floating, portable, feather-like.

[ADJ] (Gas): gaseous, ethereal, aerial, airy, vaporous, volatile, flatulent.[ADJ] (Opening): open, perforated, wide open, ajar, unclosed, gaping, yawning, patent, permeable, porous, honeycombed, riddled.[ADJ] (Angularity): angular, bent, crooked, aquiline, jagged, serrated, forked, bifurcate, zigzag, hooked, dovetailed, crinkled, akimbo, oblique, cuneiform, rectangular

Asia at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it
is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is
the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
2: the nations of the Asian continent collectively

Asia at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » asia|Ásia|Àsia|asía|Asía|asĩa


Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: File - :Roman Empire Asia.svg|thumb|Asia (the Roman province)


From Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » Ἀσία|tr=Asia|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from Inter: etyl » gmy|en Inter: term » a-si-wi-ya|tr=aswiyā|lang=gmy Inter: rfscript » Linb ‘Aššuwan’, adjective from Inter: etyl » hit|en Inter: term » |Aššuwa Inter: rfscript » Xsux ‘northwest Anatolia’.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈeɪʒə/|/ˈeɪʃə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"eIZ@/|/"eIS@/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-Asia.ogg|audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʒə|eɪʃə

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n

  • A continent located east of Europe, west of the Pacific Ocean, north of Oceania and south of the Arctic Ocean.
    1. Inter: historica » l A province of the Roman Empire located in what is now western Turkey.
    2. Inter: given name » female|from=place names of modern usage, from the continent.
    3. 1994 Category: w - :Blake Nelson|Blake Nelson, Girl: A Novel, Simon&Schuster, ISBN 0671897071, page 81
    4. : And Scott Haskell started going out with this sophomore girl called Asia, who was this rich girl from Weston Heights.



    Inter: trans-top » the continent of Asia
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|Asië
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|Azia
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|آسيا|f|tr=ʾāsiya
    • Aragonese: Inter: t- » an|Asia|f
    • Aramaic: Inter: tø » arc|ܐܣܝܐ|sc=Syrc
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|Ասիա|tr=Asia
    • : Old Armenian: Inter: tø » xcl|Ասիա|tr=Asia|sc=Armn
    • Assamese: Inter: t- » as|এছিয়া|sc=Beng
    • Asturian: Inter: t+ » ast|Asia|f
    • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|Asiya
    • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|Asia
    • Bavarian: Inter: tø » bar|Asien
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|Азія|f|tr=Ázija
    • Bengali: Inter: t+ » bn|এশিয়া|tr=eshiẏa|sc=Beng
    • Bikol: Inter: tø » bik|Asya
    • Bishnupriya Manipuri: Inter: tø » bpy|এশিয়া|sc=Beng
    • Breton: Inter: t- » br|Azia|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|Азия|f|tr=Ázija
    • Burmese: Inter: t- » my|အာရှတိုက်|sc=Mymr|tr=asha.taik
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|Àsia|f
    • Cebuano: Inter: tø » ceb|Asya
    • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎠᏏᎠ|tr=asia|sc=Cher, Inter: t- » chr|ᏓᎶᏂᎨᏍᏛ|tr=dalonigesdv|sc=Cher
    • Chinese:
    • : Cantonese: Inter: tø » yue|亞洲|sc=Hani
    • : Gan: Inter: tø » gan|亞洲|tr=Nga jiu
    • : Hakka: Inter: tø » hak|Â-chû
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t+ » cmn|亞洲|sc=Hani, Inter: t+ » cmn|亚洲|tr=Yàzhōu|sc=Hani
    • : Min Dong: Inter: tø » cdo|Ā-ciŭ
    • : Min Nan: Inter: t+ » nan|A-chiu
    • : Wu: Inter: tø » wuu|亚洲|sc=Hani
    • Chuvash: Inter: tø » cv|Ази|sc=Cyrl
    • Cornish: Inter: t- » kw|Asi
    • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|Asiya
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|Asie|f
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|Asien
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|Azië|n
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|Azio
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|Aasia
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|Asia
    • Filipino: Inter: t- » tl|Ásya
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|Aasia
    • Franco-Provençal: Inter: tø » frp|Asia|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Asie|f
    • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|Asie|f
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|Asia|f
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|აზია|tr=azia|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Asien|n

  • Gothic: {{tø|got|
  • asia at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Asia|Ásia|asía|Asía|asĩa|Ասիա


    Inter: Finnish index » a|s


    Maybe from Inter: etyl » fiu-pro|fi Inter: recons » ate|lang=fiu-pro, with cognates such as Estonian Inter: term » asi|lang=et and Hungarian Inter: term » izé|lang=hu. Compare with the Arabic word Inter: term » أشياء|lang=ar.


    * Inter: IPA » ˈɑsiɑ|lang=fi
  • Inter: hyphenation » a|si|a


    Inter: fi-nou » n

  • thing, matter, issue, business
    1. : Kuuntele, mitä minulla on asiaa.
    2. :: Please listen to the matter I have to talk to you about.
    3. : Tämä ei ole sinun asiasi!
    4. :: This is none of your business!


      Inter: fi-decl-kulkija » asi


      * juttu

      Derived terms

      * adjectives: asiallinen, asiaton

  • nouns: asiakas
  • verbs: asioida
  • adverbs: itse asiassa
  • idioms: asian vierestä


    Inter: top » 3
  • asiaankuulumaton
  • asiaankuuluva
  • asiaintila
  • asiakirja
  • asialinja
  • asiamies

  • Inter: mid » 3
    • asianajaja
    • asianajo
    • asianlaita
    • asianmukainen
    • asianomainen
    • asianosainen

    Inter: mid » 3
  • asiantuntemus
  • asiantunteva
  • asiantuntija
  • asiayhteys

  • Inter: botto » m

    See also

    * kuulua


    * aasi, aisa
    Translation: cs » asia
    Translation: de » asia
    Translation: et » asia
    Translation: el » asia
    Translation: es » asia
    Translation: fr » asia
    Translation: ko » asia
    Translation: io » asia
    Translation: sw » asia
    Translation: ku » asia
    Translation: la » asia
    Translation: lv » asia
    Translation: lt » asia
    Translation: mg » asia
    Translation: ml » asia
    Translation: fj » asia
    Translation: ru » asia
    Translation: fi » asia
    Translation: sv » asia
    Translation: tl » asia
    Translation: ta » asia
    Translation: te » asia
    Translation: tr » asia
    Translation: vi » asia
    Translation: zh » asia

    asía at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » asia|Asia|Ásia|Asía|asĩa|Ասիա



    Inter: es-verb-form » asir
  • Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ir|mood=indicative|tense=imperfect|pers=1|number=singular|asir
    1. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ir|mood=indicative|tense=imperfect|pers=2|formal=yes|number=singular|asir
    2. Inter: es-verb form of » ending=ir|mood=indicative|tense=imperfect|pers=3|number=singular|asir

    Translation: mg » asía
    Translation: nl » asía

  • Asía at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » asia|Asia|Ásia|asía|asĩa|Ասիա


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=is


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈaːsiːja/|lang=is
  • : Inter: rhymes » aːsiːja|lang=is

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » is|proper noun|g=f (genitive Asíu)

  • Asia


    Inter: is-decl-noun-f-w1 » As|í|pl=-|def=-

    Derived terms

    * asíufíll

    See also

    * Inter: list:continents/i » s

  • Category: Category:is:Continents -
    Translation: de » Asía
    Translation: et » Asía
    Translation: fr » Asía
    Translation: ko » Asía
    Translation: is » Asía
    Translation: lo » Asía
    Translation: lt » Asía
    Translation: li » Asía
    Translation: hu » Asía
    Translation: nl » Asía
    Translation: ja » Asía
    Translation: pl » Asía
    Translation: pt » Asía
    Translation: ro » Asía

    asĩa at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » asia|Asia|Ásia|asía|Asía|Ասիա



    Inter: head » tw|numeral
  • Inter: cardinal » lang=tw six

  • Translation: hu » asĩa
    Translation: pl » asĩa

    Ásia at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » asia|Asia|asía|Asía|asĩa|Ասիա

    Northern Sami

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=se

    Proper noun

    Inter: head » se|proper noun
  • Asia

  • Category: Category:se:Continents -


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=pt

    Alternative forms

    * Asia Inter: qualifier » obsolete


    From Inter: etyl » la|pt Inter: term » Asia|Āsia|Asia Minor; Asia|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|pt Inter: term » Ἀσία||Asia Minor; Asia|lang=grc|tr=Asia|sc=polytonic, from Inter: etyl » gmy|pt Inter: term » tr=a-si-wi-ya|lang=gmyInter: rfscript » Linb, of uncertain origin, possibly from Inter: etyl » akk|pt or Inter: etyl » hit|pt.


    * Inter: a » Brazil Inter: IPA » /ˈa.zi.a/|/ˈa.zja/|/ˈa.zi.ɐ/|/ˈa.zjɐ/|lang=pt
    • Inter: hyphenation » Á|si|a

      Proper noun

      Inter: pt-proper noun » f

  • Asia Inter: gloss » a continent east of Europe and north of Oceania
    1. Inter: historical » Ancient Rome|lang=pt Asia Inter: gloss » a province of the Roman Empire

      Related terms

      Inter: top » 2

  • Ásia Maior
  • Ásia Menor
  • asiano
  • asiático

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • ásio
    • Australásia
    • Eurásia

    Inter: botto » m
    Category: Category:pt:Continents -
    Category: Category:pt:Ancient Rome -
    Category: zh-min-nan:Ásia -
    Translation: et » Ásia
    Translation: es » Ásia
    Translation: eo » Ásia
    Translation: fr » Ásia
    Translation: fy » Ásia
    Translation: gl » Ásia
    Translation: ko » Ásia
    Translation: io » Ásia
    Translation: ka » Ásia
    Translation: lo » Ásia
    Translation: lt » Ásia
    Translation: li » Ásia
    Translation: hu » Ásia
    Translation: nl » Ásia
    Translation: ja » Ásia
    Translation: pl » Ásia
    Translation: pt » Ásia
    Translation: ro » Ásia
    Translation: fi » Ásia
    Translation: vo » Ásia
    Translation: zh » Ásia

    Àsia at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » Asia|Ásia|Asía|asia


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=ca

    Proper noun

    Inter: ca-prop » f|sort=Asia
  • Asia

    See also

    * Inter: list:continents/c » a

  • Category: ast:Àsia -
    Translation: ca » Àsia
    Translation: de » Àsia
    Translation: et » Àsia
    Translation: es » Àsia
    Translation: fr » Àsia
    Translation: fy » Àsia
    Translation: gl » Àsia
    Translation: lo » Àsia
    Translation: lb » Àsia
    Translation: lt » Àsia
    Translation: hu » Àsia
    Translation: nl » Àsia
    Translation: pl » Àsia
    Translation: pt » Àsia
    Translation: ro » Àsia