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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East Indies

pl n the East Indies

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