East-indies meaning

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Indonesia. The term is sometimes used to refer to all of Southeast Asia. Historically, it referred chiefly to India.
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(place) Malay Archipelago; esp., the islands of Indonesia.
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(historical, place) India, Indochina, and the Malay Archipelago.
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Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, but also including India, Indochina, Malaya and the Malay Archipelago.
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