Dutch East Indies


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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.
With the Dutch government's takeover of the NEI from the Dutch East Indies Company in 1799, new laws on racial separation led to "the gradual decline of the creole character of Batavian society" (p.
In about 90 days beginning on December 8, 1941, Japan overran the possessions of Britain, France, the US and the Netherlands in east and south-east Asia, taking the Philippines, Singapore, Malaya, Hong Kong, the Dutch East Indies; much of Siam and French Indochina and Burma with bewildering swiftness to stand poised at the borders of India by early 1942."
The Dutch East Indies and the Dutch empire may now be gone, but when we say the Netherlands nowadays, they include island-territories in the Caribbean-Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
There is a time line of World War II from 1935 until the end of the Pacific War in August 1942 and short information sections provided for aspects such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service, air raids in Broome, evacuees from the Dutch East Indies and an explanation of some of the language used at the time.
It bears mentioning that despite the tone-deaf cultural oppression of the VOC and thereafter the Dutch government in Indonesia, an important anti-colonial novel emerged penned by Eduard Douwes Dekker under the pseudonym "Multatuli." Called Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company, the work served as a thinly veiled critical expose of the widespread abuse of power in the Dutch East Indies and a call to action for the European nation.
Leo van Bergen, Uncertainty, Anxiety, Frugality: Dealing with Leprosy in the Dutch East Indies, 1816-1942.
(4) By the East Indies we refer here collectively to the Indonesian islands, which include Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Borneo and the Maluku islands (the Moluccas or the Dutch East Indies), and the Indian subcontinent.
There was a reported commercial order by the Dutch for M42s, which were supposedly shipped to the Dutch East Indies just prior to the Japanese invasion in December 1941.
This colonial medicine history investigates colonial policy on leprosy (also known as HansenAEs disease) in the Dutch East Indies and how it changed as scientific understanding grew on the causes and spread of the disease.
In 1646, a Dutch armada threatened to annex the country to the Dutch East Indies and render extinct the Catholic faith.