Indies

[ in-deez ]
/ ˈɪn diz /

noun

the. (used with a plural verb) West Indies (def. 1).
(used with a plural verb) East Indies (def. 1).
(used with a singular verb) a region in and near S and SE Asia; India, Indochina, and the East Indies.

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Indies
/ (ˈɪndɪz) /

noun the Indies

the territories of S and SE Asia included in the East Indies, India, and Indochina
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