East Asia

[ eest-ey-zhuh, ey-shuh ]

  1. the countries and land area of easternmost Asia, most commonly classified as comprising China, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.

Origin of East Asia

First recorded in 1875–80

Other words from East Asia

  • East A·sian, adjective, noun

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