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Asian American Pacific Islander Resources


Celebrate AAPI Heritage and History


Asian/Pacific American (APA) or Asian/Pacific Islander (API) or Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is a term sometimes used in the United States to include both Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans.

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs defined Asian-Pacific Islander as "A person with origins in any of the original peoples of the Far EastSoutheast AsiaSouth Asia, or the Pacific Islands. This area includes, for example, ChinaJapanKoreaIndonesia, the Philippines and Samoa; and in South Asia, includes IndiaPakistanBangladeshSri LankaNepal, and Bhutan."

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