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Dutch East Indies

Dutch East Indies

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(Placename) the Dutch East Indies a former name (1798–1945) of Indonesia Also called: the Netherlands East Indies

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n.
Republic of, a republic in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, the S part of Borneo, Irian Jaya, and about 13,000 small islands: won independence from the Netherlands in 1949. 216,108,345; ab. 741,100 sq. mi. (1,919,400 sq. km). Cap.: Jakarta. Formerly, Netherlands East Indies, Dutch East Indies.
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Noun1.Dutch East Indies - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islandsDutch East Indies - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
Holy War Warriors, Laskar Jihad - a paramilitary terrorist organization of militant Muslims in Indonesia; wages a jihad against Christians in Indonesia; subscribes to the Wahhabi creed of Islam
Mujahedeen Kompak - a militant Islamic militia that was formed in 2005 by hardliners who split from Jemaah Islamiyah
OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries - an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
gamelan - a traditional Indonesian ensemble typically including many tuned percussion instruments including bamboo xylophones and wooden or bronze chimes and gongs
pesantran, pesantren - a Muslim school in Indonesia operated by religious leaders; produces young militants skilled in jihad
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Southeast Asia - a geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore
Austronesia - islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)
Java - an island in Indonesia to the south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions
Bali - an island in Indonesia to the east of Java; striking volcanic scenery; culture is known for elaborate dances and rituals and for handicrafts
Timor - an island in Indonesia in the Malay Archipelago; the largest and most eastern of the Lesser Sunda Islands
Sumatra - a mountainous island in western Indonesia
Celebes, Sulawesi - a mountainous island in eastern Indonesia
Moluccas, Spice Islands - a group of island in eastern Indonesia between Celebes and New Guinea; settled by the Portuguese but taken by the Dutch who made them the center for a spice monopoly, at which time they were known as Spice Islands
Indonesian Borneo, Kalimantan - the part of Indonesia on the southern side of the island of Borneo
Krakatao, Krakatau, Krakatoa - a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
Indonesian - a native or inhabitant of Indonesia
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The Dutch Indies was under rule of the Netherlands at that time," he said.
By 1945, areas of the eastern Dutch Indies had been liberated by Australian, Dutch forces and Acehnese guerillas, while military targets all across the archipelago were subject to Allied air raids.
The theater was from its beginning connected to Eurasian and Chinese parts of the population but, due to a fortunate combination of personal ambition, creativity, and societal development, was soon to become a "common cultural possession" of the Dutch Indies.