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A body of water extending from southern Asia to Antarctica and from eastern Africa to southeast Australia.
(Placename) an ocean bordered by Africa in the west, Asia in the north, and Australia in the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean in the south. Average depth: 3900 m (13 000 ft). Greatest depth (off the Sunda Islands): 7450 m (24 442 ft). In December 2004 a major undersea earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami which affected large areas of the ocean as far away as east Africa, and killed an estimated 226 435 people. Area: about 73 556 000 sq km (28 400 000 sq miles)
an ocean S of Asia, E of Africa, and W of Australia. 28,357,000 sq. mi. (73,444,630 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||Indian Ocean - the 3rd largest ocean; bounded by Africa on the west, Asia on the north, Australia on the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean to the south|
Ceylon - an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of India
Comoro Islands, Iles Comores - three main islands and numerous islets in the Indian Ocean between Mozambique and Madagascar
Madagascar - an island in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa; the 4th largest island in the world
Maldive Islands, Maldives - a group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean
Mauritius - an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean
Seychelles islands, Seychelles - a group of about 90 islands in the western Indian Ocean to the north of Madagascar
Antarctic Ocean - the southern waters surrounding Antarctica
Arabian Sea - a northwestern arm of the Indian Ocean between India and Arabia
Bay of Bengal - an arm of the Indian Ocean to the east of India
Gulf of Aden - arm of the Indian Ocean at the entrance to the Red Sea
Mozambique Channel - an arm of the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and southeastern Africa
Red Sea - a long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and Arabia; linked to the Mediterranean at the north end by the Suez Canal
Timor Sea - an arm of the eastern Indian Ocean between Timor and northern Australia
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