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Dutch East Indies

Dutch East Indies

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

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(ˌɪn dəˈni ʒə, -ʃə)

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 East Indies and China have only seven thousand apiece, but in China there has recently come a forward movement.
The crushing defeat cost the Dutch almost 900 soldiers and led to the Japanese takeover of their colony, the then Dutch East Indies.
Whilst the villainous British were busily enslaving the rest of the world perhaps some of our forebears were sailing past the Dutch as the were busily emancipating the Dutch East Indies to the benefit of the locals there or perhaps they saw the Germans as they merrily spread goodwill amongst the citizens of their East African Empire.
Zelle's husband, Rudolph MacLeod, took her with him to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), where she learned some Javanese dance and had two children.
Rooswijk was owned by what is known in Dutch as the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC), which had a state monopoly on spice importation from the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia.
In 1620 the Dutch East Indies Company wrote to its Governor-General in Java listing, apparently in order of contact, discoveries to date by 'the ships Eendracht, Zeewolf, t' Wapen van Amsterdam and finally the commanders Houtman and d'Edel'.
Hartog's ship had lost its way after setting out from Holland for Batavia in the Dutch East Indies.
In addition to the essays on Muslims and Blacks, others treat the large wave of Indo-European immigrants from the former Dutch East Indies, the effect of events abroad on related developments in the Netherlands, and the delicate subject of antisemitism, another topic that has been avoided in public discourse in all European societies since World War II.
Thirty years in the making, this book documents JapanAEs invasion of the Dutch East Indies following their attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
WDutch explorer Abel Tasman, the first European to land here, originally named the island in honour of Anthony van Diemen, Governor General of the Dutch East Indies.
In fact, for the years Coen was in the Indies (1607-1610, 1612-1623, 1627-1629) this book is also a comprehensive history of the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC).
Kaiser weighs the evidence very carefully, and while he concludes that FDR was fully aware that implementing the embargo might lead to war with Japan, FDR was reacting to Magic intercepts that indicated that the Japanese occupation of southern French Indochina was designed to prepare the way for the conquest of Singapore and the Dutch East Indies.