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An Asian Canadian is a Canadian of Asian ancestry. Asian Canadians can either be born in Canada or be born overseas and later come to be citizens of Canada. Asian Canadian is the most significant minority. They compose of about 10% of all Canadian citizens. Most Asian Canadians are concentrated in southern Ontario, the Greater Vancouver area, and the urban areas of the Canadian prairies. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kinship and descent is one of the major concepts of cultural anthropology. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... Motto: Building a sustainable region Area: 2,878. ... Map of the Prairie Provinces (which include boreal forests, taiga and mountains as well as the prairies proper). ...


According to Statistics Canada (2001), large Asian Canadian groups are: Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...

A Chinese Canadian is a person of Chinese descent or origin who was born in or immigrated to Canada. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14... // Indo Canadians are Canadians whose origin traces back to the nation of India. ... Filipino Canadians are Canadian citizens or immigrants who are of Filipino ancestry and can trace their roots back to the Philippines. ... The Vietnamese began arriving in Canada in the late 1970s and early 1980s as refugees or boat people following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. ... // Notable Korean Canadians Academics Jennifer Park - educator Politicians Sandy Lee - North West Territories MLA Jung-Suk Ryu - A young political figure in Edmonton, Alberta Raymond Cho - Toronto City Councillor Actors Sandra Oh - Actress in Double Happiness, Sideways, and Greys Anatomy Grace Park - Actress in Battlestar Galactica Music Annie Lee... A Japanese Canadian is a Canadian of Japanese ancestry. ... Notable Pakistani Canadians Tarek Fatah - Host of Muslim Chronicle, frequent political talk show guest Yasmeen Ghauri - Model See also Desi Categories: | | ... Laotian Canadians are people from Laos (mostly ethnic Lao) who live in Canada. ...

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Adrienne Clarkson, an ethnic Hakka, served as Canada's de facto head of state from 1999 to 2005
Adrienne Clarkson, an ethnic Hakka, served as Canada's de facto head of state from 1999 to 2005

See also Filipino Canadian. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (672x1119, 76 KB) The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada, wearing the Order of Canada. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (672x1119, 76 KB) The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada, wearing the Order of Canada. ... The Hakka (Chinese: ; pinyin: kèjiā; literally guest families) are a Han Chinese people whose ancestors are said to have originated in the Henan and Shanxi provinces of northern China over 1,700 years ago. ... A de facto head of state is an office-holder who fulfils some, many or all of the functions of a head of state. ... Filipino Canadians are Canadian citizens or immigrants who are of Filipino ancestry and can trace their roots back to the Philippines. ...

In 2002, Asian Canadians were especially concerned for their security when several Asian women and girls were harassed, some seriously attacked or even killed. (See International student) The Toronto Star is Canadas highest circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... Mikey Bustos was an Asian Canadian singer on the Hit canadian television show Canadian Idol. ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... Hon. ... Wei Chen is a television journalist from Canada. ... CTV is Canadas largest privately-owned English language television network. ... CKXT is a broadcast television station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which uses the on-air brand of Toronto 1. ... Ben Chin, or Byun Kyu Chin (born Geneva, Switzerland in 1964) is a Canadian politician, political aide and former television journalist. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ... CKXT is a broadcast television station in Toronto, Ontario, Canada which uses the on-air brand of Toronto 1. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty... Dalton James Patrick McGuinty Jr. ... KillerApp founder Ben Chiu Wired Magazine 07/99 Old Barn 1987 (acrylic) Benjamin Tse-Kun Chiu (Chinese: 邱澤堃; pinyin: ) (born December 27, 1970) is the founder of KillerApp, a popular comparison shopping site for computers and consumer electronics that was acquired by CNET Networks Inc. ... Screen-shot of KillerApp homepage 1999 Competitive analysis chart 1998 For other uses, see killer application. ... Denise Chong (born Vancouver, BC) is a Canadian writer and former economist. ... Kevin Chong is a Canadian author who was born in Hong Kong and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Tommy Chong as Leo on That 70s Show Thomas Chong B. Kin (born May 24, 1938 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian-born actor and musician who is well-known for his stereotypical portrayals of hippie-era stoners. ... Olivia Chow (鄒至蕙, pinyin: Zōu Zhìhuì, born 1957) is a social democratic Canadian Member of Parliament and former city councillor (1991-2005) in Toronto. ... The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti Démocratique in French) is a political party in Canada with a social democratic philosophy that contests elections at both the federal and provincial levels. ... John Gilbert Jack Layton, PC, MP, PhD (born July 18, 1950, in Hudson, Quebec) is a social democrat Canadian politician and current leader of Canadas New Democratic Party. ... Wayson Choy (蔡韋森 Pinyin: Cài Wéisēn ; Jyutping: Coi3 Wai5-sam1) (born April 20, 1939) is a Vancouver-born Canadian writer of Chinese ancestry who spent his childhood in the Chinatown, Downtown. ... Adrienne Louise Clarkson (Chinese: ; pinyin: WÇ” BÄ«ngzhÄ«, Hakka: Ńg Pên-kî), PC, CC, CMM, COM, CD, LL.D (born February 10, 1939) is an accomplished Canadian journalist. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ... The Gemini Awards are an annual awards ceremony in Canada. ... Monika Deol is a Canadian television personality. ... A Sikh (IPA: [siːk] or [sɪk]; Punjabi: , , IPA: [sɪk. ... Harbance Singh (Herb) Dhaliwal, PC , B.Comm (born December 12, 1952) is a Canadian politician. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Lexa Doig as Rommie on Andromeda. ... Hon. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Atom Egoyan and wife Arsinee Khanjian at the Golden Apricot Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia. ... Hon. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party positioned around the centre of the political spectrum, combining a generally progressive social policy with moderate economics. ... Jian Ghomeshi (born John Gomeshi June 9, 1967) is a Canadian broadcaster, writer, producer and musician, born in London, England and raised in Toronto, Ontario. ... Moxy Früvous is a folk-pop/geek-rock band from the Toronto, Ontario area. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ... Gurmant Singh Grewal, BSc, MBA (born December 21, 1957 in Barundi, India) is a Canadian politician and former Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament. ... Nina Grewal, MP (born October 20, 1958 in Osaka, Japan) is a Canadian politician of the Conservative Party. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-of-centre political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Emm Gryner in 2002. ... Ian Hanomansing is a television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ... Rahim Jaffer (born December 15, 1971) is the Conservative Party of Canada Member of Parliament for the Edmonton-Strathcona district of Alberta. ... Ron Josol is one of the most recognizable Asian Comedians in Canada. ... Paul Kariya Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya (born October 16, 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the Nashville Predators. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... Arsinée Khanjian (born 1958 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Canadian actress and producer. ... Atom Egoyan and wife Arsinee Khanjian at the Golden Apricot Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia. ... Gail Kim (born February 20, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Korean-Canadian professional wrestler, valet and actress. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Tanya Kim (born Sudbury, Ontario) is a Korean Canadian television personality. ... eTalk Daily is a Canadian entertainment news magazine television series hosted by Ben Mulroney and Tanya Kim. ... Benedict Ben Mulroney (born March 9, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian television host. ... Joy Nozomi Kogawa (born 1935) in Vancouver, BC. She was sent to an internment camp during World War Two. ... Kristin Laura Kreuk (born December 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress. ... Jenny Kwan smiling elegantly Jenny Wai Ching Kwan (關慧貞)is a Chinese-born Canadian politician. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages none stated in law; English is de facto Flower Pacific dogwood Tree Western Redcedar Bird Stellers Jay Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6... This article is about the term as used within the Commonwealth of Nations; there is also an Legislative Assembly in Oregon and there used to be a Legislative Assembly in France during the French Revolution. ... His Honour The Honourable Norman Kwong, CM, né Lim Kwong Yew, (林佐民, pinyin: Lín Zuǒmín) (born 1929 in Calgary, Alberta) is a former professional athlete and is the current Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Flower Wild rose Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19... 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See also

Demographics of Canada, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands. ... Immigration to Canada is the process by which people migrate to Canada and become nationals of the country. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Desi (pronounced or , and alternatively spelled Deshi), is a term used by Indians and some South Asians to refer to themselves (in a manner that avoids any allusion to the specific state of origin and pointing to a common broader identity). ... A Chinese Canadian is a person of Chinese descent or origin who was born in or immigrated to Canada. ...

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Asian (people) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1854 words)
Those of East Asian origin, such as the Chinese or Vietnamese (referred to as Oriental in the UK and the Commonwealth), are usually not included in the term.
When "Asian" is used as a shorthand for "East Asian" or "South Asian", Russians are usually not included; one exception being the Kalmyks, the only Buddhist Asians living in East Europe in the republic of Kalmykia, which is a federal subject of the Russian Federation.
Bobby Jindal, who is of Indian descent, would be categorized as an "Asian or Asian British" by the 2001 UK Census, the 2006 Australian Census as a "Southern and Central Asian" and an "Asian" on the 2000 USA Census.
Asian Canadian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (551 words)
An Asian Canadian is a Canadian of Asian ancestry.
Asian Canadians can either be born in Canada or be born overseas and later come to be citizens of Canada.
Chinese Canadian (1,094,700): 8th largest of all Canadian ethnicities, and the largest asian group in all provinces except Manitoba, where the Filipino Canadians are the largest.
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