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East Indies

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plural noun
  1. Also called the Indies. SE Asia, including India, Indonesia, and the Malay Archipelago.
  2. the Malay Archipelago.
Also called East India.
Related formsEast Indian, adjective, nounpseu·do-East In·di·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for east indian

East Indian

noun
  1. Caribbean an immigrant to the countries of the Caribbean (West Indies) who is of Indian origin; an Asian West Indian
adjective
  1. US and Canadian of, relating to, or originating in the East Indies

East Indies

pl n the East Indies
  1. the Malay Archipelago, including or excluding the Philippines
  2. SE Asia in general
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