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Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. The U.S. Census Bureau definition of Asians as "Asian” refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. It includes people who indicated their race(s) as "Asian" or reported entries such as "Asian Indian," "Chinese," "Filipino," "Korean," "Japanese," "Vietnamese," and "Other Asian" or provided other detailed Asian responses". They comprise 4.8% of the U.S. population alone, while people who are Asian combined with at least one other race make up 5.6%.

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A Thai American is an American of Thai descent.

The first people from Thailand who immigrated to the United States were Chang and Eng Bunker the famous Siamese twins, who came to the United States in 1830. They settled in White Plains, North Carolina, and used "Bunker" as their last name. Their descendants have continued to use "Bunker" as their last name until recently.

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SAN DIEGO (May 31, 2007) – Dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Burt L. Espe and his family receive an outstanding achievement award by retired Cmdr. Gil Gonzales, president of the Filipino American Military Officer Association. Espe earned the award for his reconstruction efforts with the Philippine Armed Forces. Comstock returned home from a near nine-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jenniffer Rivera

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Pakistani American singer-songwriter Nadia Ali performing at Avalon in Boston.

Nadia Ali (Urdu: نادیہ علی‎; born August 3, 1980) is a Pakistani-American singer-songwriter, born in Libya and raised in Queens, New York. She gained attention as the frontwoman and songwriter of the band iiO, after their 2001 hit "Rapture" reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also charted across several countries in Europe. Their 2006 single, "Is It Love?", reached the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart.


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