East Indies

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plural noun

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

Also called East India.

Related formsEast Indian, adjective, nounpseu·do-East In·di·an, adjective, noun

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East Indies

pl n the East Indies

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