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Dutch East Indies

a former name of the Republic of Indonesia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The captain says that he will land us all at one of the places in the Dutch East Indies.

  • Just over there a couple of hundred miles or so are some islands called the Dutch East Indies.

    Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal Robert Sydney Bowen
  • He was to go to his brother in the Dutch East Indies, and become a planter of something.

  • Much of the commerce is derived from the tobacco, sugar, and coffee plantations of the Dutch East Indies.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • Similar customs are said to prevail in the Dutch East Indies and elsewhere.

  • The harbor is good and it has become the chief naval station of the Dutch East Indies.

  • These were more successful, and became the progenitors of all the coffees of the Dutch East Indies.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Imports from the Dutch East Indies continued to decline, being fifty-five percent less than in 1920.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Some one has described the Dutch East Indies as a necklace of emeralds strung on the equator.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • The lunch or tiffin of the Dutch East Indies, consisting of rice with a great variety of spiced meats and vegetables.

    Small Souls Louis Couperus
British Dictionary definitions for Dutch East Indies

Dutch East Indies

the Dutch East Indies, a former name (1798–1945) of Indonesia Also called the Netherlands East Indies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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