the Dutch East Indies a former name (1798–1945) of Indonesia Also called: the Netherlands East Indies
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How to use Dutch East Indies in a sentence
These were more successful, and became the progenitors of all the coffees of the Dutch East Indies.
Imports from the Dutch East Indies continued to decline, being fifty-five percent less than in 1920.
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
These became the progenitors of all the arabica coffees of the Dutch East Indies.