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Asian-Pacific American Heritage: Home

Celebrates the achievements and heritage of Asian and Pacific Island Americans.

Asian & Pacific Island Countries

Far East/East Asia

China • Hong Kong (China) • Japan • Macau • Mongolia • North Korea • South Korea • Taiwan (China)


Indian Subcontinent/South Asia

Afghanistan • Bangladesh • Bhutan • India Maldives • Nepal • Pakistan • Sri Lanka


Southeast Asia

Brunei • Cambodia • East Timor • Indonesia • Laos • Malaysia • Myanmar • Philippines • Singapore • Thailand • Vietnam


Pacific Islands/Oceania

American Samoa (United States) • Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Australia) • Australia • Christmas Island (Australia) • Coco (Keeling) Islands (Australia) • Cook Islands (New Zealand) • Coral Sea Islands (Australia) • Easter Island (Chile) • Federated States of Micronesia • Fiji Islands • French Polynesia (France) • Guam (United States) • Hawaii (United States) • Kiribati • Maluku Islands (Indonesia) • Marshall Islands • Nauru • New Caledonia (France) • New Zealand • Niue (New Zealand) • Norfolk Island (Australia) • Northern Mariana Islands (United States) • Palau • Papua (Indonesia) • Papua New Guinea • Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) • Samoa • Solomon Islands • Tokelau (New Zealand) • Tonga • Tuvalu • Vanuatu • Wallis and Futuna (France) • West Papua (Indonesia) • Wake Island (United States)

*** For more information on each country, click here.

Asian-Pacific Americans

(Source: Library of Congress)

Who Are Asian-Pacific Americans?

Asian-Pacific Americans are a distinctive group comprised of immigrants and the descendants of immigrants from the Far East (i.e., East Asia), Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands (i.e., Oceania), and the Indian subcontinent (i.e., South Asia). While Asian-Pacific Americans share much in common, they each have their own histories, cultures, and languages, among other unique characteristics.

Demographics

(Source: Pew Research Center)