Definition of East Indies in English:

East Indies

Syllabification: East In·dies
1The islands in Southeast Asia, especially those of the Malay Archipelago.
2 archaic The whole of Southeast Asia to the east of and including India.

Derivatives

East Indian

adjective
More example sentences
  • The music evolved into this fusion of East Indian and African Western folk pop.
  • It is at this point that the logic of demographics took hold of Guyanan politics as 50 per cent of the population is of East Indian descent versus the 36 per cent who are of African descent.
  • The chicken arrived sizzling and actually smelled and tasted like an East Indian chicken dish because of its medley of spices - a well-guarded house secret.

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