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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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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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