- Also called the Indies. SE Asia, including India, Indonesia, and the Malay Archipelago.
- the Malay Archipelago.
Also called East India.
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Examples from the Web for east indies
They are so call'd, because the same sort is found in the East-Indies.A New Voyage to Carolina
The manner of building is somewhat strange: yet generally used in this Part of the East-Indies.
The child is yours: for it cannot belong to a man who has been three years absent in the East-Indies.Three Hours after Marriage
- the Malay Archipelago, including or excluding the Philippines
- SE Asia in general