DID YOU KNOW PREHISTORIC ASIA HAD 6 REGIONS??? The present Negro race of Africa perhaps did not originate there, but Asia and Oceania. The earliest inhabitants of Africa were not Black, but Brown. Today the peoples of mixed and unmixed Negro descent living in Asia and Oceania probably exceed in number the present Negro population of Africa. India has millions of Negroes. The purest Negro types are in Southern Asia. "All the Negro tribes of Africa assert that their first ancestors came from the East." (M. Delafosse: Les Nois de l;Afrique, p. 6, Paris)
Sir H.H. Johnson, one of the foremost authorities on the Negro, says, "The deductions...point rather to India as the original birthplace of the Negro." (Negro in the New World, pp. 24-27, London, 1910)
Asiatic (adj.) 1630's , from Latin Asiaticus (surname of Latin Corn. Scipio), from Greek Asiatikos, from Asia (see Asia; also compare Asian). As a noun, by 1763. In ancient Rome, Asiatici oratores was florid and overly ornate prose.
Asian (n.) late 14 century., "inhabitant of Asia (Minor)," from Latin Asianus (adjective and noun, "belonging to the province of Asia;" "an inhabitant of Asia" ), from Greek Asianos, from Asia (see Asia). Ousted Asiatic as the preferred term in Britain c. 1950.
The term "Asiatic& #34; has come to be regarded with disfavour by those to whom it is applied, and they feel entitled to be brought into line with usage in regard to Europeans, Americans and Australians. ["Times Literary Supplement," Feb. 6, 1953]