Also called the Indies. SE Asia, including India, Indonesia, and the Malay Archipelago.
the Malay Archipelago.
Also called East India.
OTHER WORDS FROM East IndiesEast Indian, adjective, nounpseu·do-East In·di·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for east indian (1 of 2)
Caribbean an immigrant to the countries of the Caribbean (West Indies) who is of Indian origin; an Asian West Indian
US and Canadian of, relating to, or originating in the East Indies
British Dictionary definitions for east indian (2 of 2)
pl n the East Indies
the Malay Archipelago, including or excluding the Philippines
SE Asia in general
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