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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI)

Asian / Pacific Islander

Artistic design Asian / Pacific Islander is a term to describe the diverse group of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This broad term encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. This term also includes Native Hawaiians. Other terms that may be used such as AAPI (Asian America Pacific Islander) and some use Asian American and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian as two separate terms to distinguish culturally and ethnically different groups.

It is important to be aware of the many different countries of the world that have been grouped together under one term. Some regions of Asia include:

  • Central Asia: This region consists of five former Soviet Union nations: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
  • Eastern Asia: This region consists of the countries of China, North and South Korea, Mongolia, and Japan, as well as the country-like regions of Hong Kong and Macao in China.
  • Southeastern Asia: This region consists of countries located geographically between China and Australia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, East Timor, and Vietnam.
  • Southern Asia: This region consists of India and the nearby countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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(((((("Minority Groups"[Mesh]) OR (minority group*[Title/Abstract])) OR ("Ethnic Groups"[Mesh])) OR (ethnic group*[Title/Abstract] OR ethnicity[Title/Abstract] OR nationality[Title/Abstract] OR nationalities[Title/Abstract])) OR ("Asian Americans"[Mesh])) OR (Asian American*[Title/Abstract] OR Japanese American*[Title/Abstract] OR Chinese American*[Title/Abstract] OR Vietnamese American*[Title/Abstract] OR Asian Indian American*[Title/Abstract] OR Cambodian American*[Title/Abstract] OR Hmong American*[Title/Abstract] OR Korean American*[Title/Abstract] OR Filipino American*[Title/Abstract] OR Pacific Islander*[Title/Abstract]))

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