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Indies

[in-deez]
noun
1.
(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)
 
n
1.  the territories of S and SE Asia included in the East Indies, India, and Indochina
2.  See East Indies
3.  See West Indies

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Indies
1550s, plural of Indie, Indy, from M.E. Ynde (earlly 13c.) "India," from the O.Fr. form of L. 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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