What is another word for the Orient?

Pronunciation: [ðɪ ˈɔːɹi͡ənt] (IPA)

The term 'the Orient' refers to the countries and cultures of the East, typically including regions of Asia such as China, Japan, and India. However, this term can be considered outdated and even insensitive due to its historic associations with colonialism and cultural stereotypes. Instead, there are several alternative synonyms for the Orient that are more inclusive and appropriate to use when referring to these areas. Some of these include Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Far East, and the Asia-Pacific region. These terms recognize the diverse range of cultures and countries in these areas without perpetuating negative stereotypes or outdated language.

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What are the hypernyms for The orient?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with The orient

  • No white group has founded a major religion on this planet. The major religious were started in the Orient and the Middle East, not in Greece and Rome. I always knew you racists didn't have a prayer.
    Jane Elliot
  • Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats.
    J. B. Priestley
  • Who knows who will be on board? A couple of spies, for sure. At least one grand duke; a few beautiful woman, no doubt very rich and very troubled. Anything can happen and usually does on the Orient Express.
    Morley Safer
  • Since the time of Homer every European, in what he could say about the Orient, was a racist, an imperialist, and almost totally ethnocentric.
    Edward Said
  • A peek inside the city's many nightspots reveals a Shangri-La-di-da of tiny Shanghai socialites in even tinier outfits dancing provocatively with well-to-do Westerners. But while such sights may draw gasps from some people, the truth is that this kind of thing is nothing new for Shanghai, the Orient's original opium-den of iniquity.
    Tom Carter

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