Malay ArchipelagoMalay Archipelago
large group of islands between Southeast Asia & Australia, including Indonesia, the Philippines, &, sometimes, New Guinea
An island group of southeast Asia between Australia and the Asian mainland and separating the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It includes Indonesia, the Philippines, Borneo, and East Timor.
The island of New Guinea or islands of Papua New Guinea are not always included in definitions of the Malay Archipelago.