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Asian Americans have their ancestral origins in the Far East, southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. The term includes both people born in the United States to parents of Asian descent, and persons resident in the United

States that were born in Asian countries or to Asian parents in other countries. In some reporting of government statistics, individuals from the Pacific Islands (e.g., Hawai‘i, Samoa) are reported together with Asian Americans. In 2011, the Asian American population, including people of mixed race was estimated at 18.2 million. States with the largest Asian populations include California (5.8 million) and New York (1.7 million), while Hawai‘i had the highest proportion of residents of Asian descent (57 percent). The largest Asian groups in the United States are Chinese (4 ...

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