East Indies


plural noun

Also called the Indies. SE Asia, including India, Indonesia, and the Malay Archipelago.
the Malay Archipelago.
Also called East India.

OTHER WORDS FROM East Indies

East Indian, adjective, nounpseu·do-East In·di·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for east indian (1 of 2)

East Indian

noun

Caribbean an immigrant to the countries of the Caribbean (West Indies) who is of Indian origin; an Asian West Indian

adjective

US and Canadian of, relating to, or originating in the East Indies

British Dictionary definitions for east indian (2 of 2)

East Indies

pl n the East Indies

the Malay Archipelago, including or excluding the Philippines
SE Asia in general
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