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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 forms
East Indian, adjective, noun
pseudo-East Indian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for east indian

East Indian

noun
1.
(Caribbean) an immigrant to the countries of the Caribbean (West Indies) who is of Indian origin; an Asian West Indian
adjective
2.
(US & Canadian) of, relating to, or originating in the East Indies

East Indies

plural noun the East Indies
1.
the Malay Archipelago, including or excluding the Philippines
2.
SE Asia in general
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