a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. About 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km).
Contemporary Examples

Reihan Salam on the real challenges of Clinton’s trip to Asia.
Why I Don’t Envy Hillary Reihan Salam July 19, 2009

They have been trafficked into sexual slavery, often from Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
Hollywood’s Sex-Slave Crusade Dana Goldstein November 10, 2009

I think of lot of what drives Jonny in Asia is to continue that challenge.
The Next McCain? Robert Gehrke May 17, 2009

We, as Americans, should do what we can to avoid being drawn into yet another international conflict—this time in Asia.
Why Japan’s Right Turn Could Be Trouble for the U.S. Kathryn Ibata-Arens December 15, 2012

The first U.S. immigrants were known as the Clovis people and arrived 13,000 years ago from Asia.
Ellis Island’s Doubled-Edged Legacy J.P. O’Malley May 24, 2014

Historical Examples

That part of Asia Minor which is opposite Rhodes was so called, b. xiv.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3) Strabo

Masses of Asia have awakened to strike off shackles of the past.
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various

Men of Pontus and Asia had not then made the French capital their own.
Lola Montez Edmund B. d’Auvergne

He and his friends were approaching Macri, on the coast of Asia Minor.
Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II Francis Augustus Cox

The effective centres of colored unrest are the brown and yellow worlds of Asia.
The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy Theodore Lothrop Stoddard

the largest of the continents, bordering on the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean and Red Seas in the west. It includes the large peninsulas of Asia Minor, India, Arabia, and Indochina and the island groups of Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka); contains the mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush, Himalayas, Pamirs, Tian Shan, Urals, and Caucasus, the great plateaus of India, Iran, and Tibet, vast plains and deserts, and the valleys of many large rivers including the Mekong, Irrawaddy, Indus, Ganges, Tigris, and Euphrates. Pop: 3 917 508 000 (2005 est). Area: 44 391 162 sq km (17 139 445 sq miles)

c.1300, from Latin Asia, from Greek Asia, speculated to be from Akkadian asu “to go out, to rise,” in reference to the sun, thus “the land of the sunrise.”

World’s largest continent, joined to Europe to the west, forming Eurasia.

Note: Site of some of the world’s earliest civilizations.

Note: With three-fifths of the world’s population, Asia has some of the world’s greatest population densities.

American Spinal Injury Association

is used to denote Proconsular Asia, a Roman province which embraced the western parts of Asia Minor, and of which Ephesus was the capital, in Acts 2:9; 6:9; 16:6; 19:10,22; 20:4, 16, 18, etc., and probably Asia Minor in Acts 19:26, 27; 21:27; 24:18; 27:2. Proconsular Asia contained the seven churches of the Apocalypse (Rev. 1:11). The “chiefs of Asia” (Acts 19:31) were certain wealthy citizens who were annually elected to preside over the games and religious festivals of the several cities to which they belonged. Some of these “Asiarchs” were Paul’s friends.


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