East Indies

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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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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