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Indies

[in-deez] /ˈɪn diz/
noun
1.
the. (used with a plural verb) West Indies (def 1).
2.
(used with a plural verb) East Indies (def 1).
3.
(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
1.
the territories of S and SE Asia included in the East Indies, India, and Indochina
2.
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Indies

1550s, plural of Indie, Indy, from Middle English Ynde (early 13c.) "India," from the Old French form of Latin India (see India). Commonly applied to Asia and the East, later applied to the Caribbean basin, in a time of geographical confusion, which was distinguished from Asia proper by being called the West Indies.

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