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Indonesia. The term is sometimes used to refer to all of Southeast Asia. Historically, it referred chiefly to India.
East Indian adj. & n.
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1. (Placename) the Malay Archipelago, including or excluding the Philippines
2. (Placename) SE Asia in general
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n.pl. (esp. formerly)
1. the Malay Archipelago.
2. SE Asia, including India, Indonesia, and the Malay Archipelago.Also called East′ In′dia.
East′ In′dian, adj., n.
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|Noun||1.||East Indies - a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia|
curry - (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
Sunda Islands - a chain of islands in the western Malay Archipelago
Borneo, Kalimantan - 3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific to the north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay Archipelago
East Indian - a native or inhabitant of the East Indies
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