The continent of Asia, by the standard definition delimited by the Urals.


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  • From Middle English Asia, Asie, from Old French Asie and Latin Asia, from Ancient Greek Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ, from Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀯𐀹𐀊, in turn probably from Hittite 𒀸𒋗𒉿 of uncertain origin. Potentially from a Aegean language family substrate or Akkadian; for more see its ancestors.

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