SkinnyBitch saidAsia is a continent.
"The Americas" is a group of continents.
Asian-American applies to Canada as well, as it is part of North America.
no opinion on the rest
I know English is probably a fourth language for you, but the demonym of the United States is "American".
Asia is a continent, good job. In the case of "Asian-American", the word Asian is working as an adjective. It's describing the ethnic origin of that person.
So you honestly think that there is an "Asian-American", "Asian-Canadian", "Asian-Mexican", "Asian-French", "Asian-German", "Asian-Portuguese" that people refer to Asians in each country that aren't in Asia? I'm a Canadian, and I've never in my life heard "Asian-Canadian". It describes the continent, not the demonym of the country in which the person was born. Rude SOB.
Then just out of curiosity, what is the proper term in Canada for an individual who is born and raised in Canada whose ancestry is East Asian when you don't want to or need to be as specific as Japanese-Canadian, Chinese-Canadian, etc.?
Here in the U.S., we use the term Asian-American as a catch-all term to refer to those of us who were born in the U.S. of Asian ancestry.
I read The Economist and a few other global publications and have actually seen the term "Asian-Canadian" in those publications. Perhaps it's a case of American journalistic standards being imposed on other countries?
How, in Canada, would you distinguish between a Canadian of European ancestry and a Canadian of Asian ancestry? What term do you use for a Canadian of Asian ancestry?