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East Indies Line breaks: East In¦dies

Definition of East Indies in English:

1The islands of SE Asia, especially the Malay Archipelago.
2 archaic The whole of SE Asia to the east of and including India.


East Indian
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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