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Wiktionary

  1. Indiesnoun

    The East Indies, including India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and adjacent lands.

  2. Indiesnoun

    The West Indies, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other islands of the Caribbean.

  3. Indiesnoun

    The Western Hemisphere, during the early period of European colonization and exploration.

  4. Etymology: From India

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indies

    a name designating the East Indies, also the West Indies

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  1. Indies

    The Indies or East Indies is a term that has been used to describe the lands of South and South East Asia, occupying all of the present India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, mostly Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, the Philippines, East Timor, and Malaysia. In a more restricted sense, the Indies can be used to refer to the islands of South East Asia, especially the Malay Archipelago. The name "Indies" is derived from the river Indus and is used to connote parts of Asia that came under Indian cultural influence. Dutch-held colonies in the area were known as the Dutch East Indies before Indonesian independence, while Spanish-held colonies were known as the Spanish East Indies before the Philippines' independence. The East Indies may also include Indochina, the Philippine Islands, Brunei, Singapore and East Timor. It does not, however, include western New Guinea, which is part of Melanesia. The inhabitants of the East Indies are sometimes called East Indians, distinguishing them both from inhabitants of the Caribbean and from the indigenous peoples of the Americas who are often called "American Indians." However, the peoples of the East Indies comprise a wide variety of cultural diversity, and the inhabitants do not consider themselves as belonging to a single ethnic group. Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam are the most popular religions throughout the region, while Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism and various other traditional beliefs and practices are also prominent in some areas.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indies in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Indies in a Sentence

  1. Tony Illman:

    After much digging, we were able to make out the date, the coordinates, the ship’s name and direction of the voyage (Cardiff in Wales to Makassar in the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia), it was clearly very exciting but we needed a lot more information. We wanted to know if what we had found was historically significant or a very inventive hoax.

  2. Andrew Holness:

    Citizens from former colonies, particularly in the West Indies, have migrated to Great Britain where they have significantly contributed to the building and enrichment of the country, now these persons are not able to claim their place as citizens.

  3. The ICC:

    The( ICC) The Board considered the behavior of some of the West Indies players in the immediate aftermath of the final, and unanimously agreed that certain comments and actions were inappropriate, disrespectful and brought the event into disrepute, the Board acknowledged an apology by the WICB but was disappointed to note that such behavior had detracted from the success of what was otherwise a magnificent tournament and final.

  4. Howard Cohen:

    Its a very challenging time in film distribution for indies and everyone but Disney, maybe, we like movies that can draw an audience, that are crowd-pleasers. In a challenging environment, you have to give people a really strong reason to leave their house.

  5. Francois Fenelon:

    If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all.

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