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An ancient Greek name. In Greek mythology Asia was the daughter of Oceanos and Tythes, lover of Iapetos, mother of Prometheas, Epimetheas, Atlantas and Menoitios. The name of the continent comes from her.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Actually the word "Asia" comes from the Aramaic word "Asi" meaning east, the name of the continent derives from this.
-- Maree  6/10/2005
Asia (AY-zhah) in Greek also means "sunrise" I think.
-- starflora  11/6/2005
Asia could also be a nickname for Anastasia.
-- TayLeigh127  3/7/2008

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