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The East Indies is a name when in its widest sense, applies to the whole area of India, Further India and the Malay Archipelago, in distinction from the West Indies, which, at the time of their discovery, were taken to be the extreme parts of the Indian region.

The term "East Indies" is still sometimes applied to the Malay Archipelago alone, and the phrase "Dutch East Indies" is commonly used to denote the Dutch possessions which constitute the greater part of that archipelago. The Dutch themselves use the term Nederlandsch-Indie.

References:

1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 8 pg. 835.

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De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Passengrang at Bomiagoe (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Malay Bride, the Honeymoon (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 22) Cong in Persia described, Bussora described (Euphrates River) (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Palace of the Sultan of Koetei (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Chief of the Forest People (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 54) Bengall Bay, Aracam (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Een Bruildftsoptoct (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 59) Malaya (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 75) Java, Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 31) Surrat City, Cambaya, Guzarat (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 91) Paragoa, Mindoro Island, Luconia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 35) Rojapore (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - The Elk's Leap (1855)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The Salok Mountain, from the Buitenzorg Hotel (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Long-Wai Dyak in War Costume (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 50) Coramandel [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 61) Cambodia, China, Siompa (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Javanese Mosque, at Bandong (1853)
An Account of the Interior of Ceylon - Title Page (1821)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The Nutmeg, just before it drops (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 21) Persia, Arabia, Felix [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 1) Monomotapa [I] (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Map of the Island of Java (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 10) Mohilla, Mayolla, Joanna (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Back Cover (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 93) Siompa, Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents M (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A Javanese Man of the poorer class & A Javanese Woman, a lady's maid (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 39) Cuchin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 47) Ceiloan [III] (1690)
A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan - The Bay and Part of the Town of Nagasaki (1863)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Ship on Shore (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Amboina (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Ruinen Van Prambanan, Tjandi Sewoe (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 12) Magadoxa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 63) Tonquin, Qunacy, Aynam (1690)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - The Duke Charged by an Elephant (1871)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Tattooed Woman of Long-Wai (1882)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Nordkuste Bei Samarang (1853)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Adam's Peak from the Duke's Pavilion (1871)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Title Page (1853)
An Account of the Interior of Ceylon - View of Part of the Palace Including the Pateripooa and Part of the Nat Dewale from the Great Square (1821)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - South East Borneo (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents V-Z (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A Woman of Cheribon (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 74) Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 77) Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Head of Kambing Utan or Wild Goat (Capricornis sumatrensis) (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 58) Borneo (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - The Last Plunge (1855)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 88) Celebes, Ende, Tiimor (1690)
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De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Penang, from Richmond Hill (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Back Cover (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Huis Van En Hoofd Padangsche Bovenlanden (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kotta Siantra Mandheling (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Vallei Batoe-gadjah (1859)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The Tea Plant (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Dutch Church at Batavia (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 64) Cantan, Formosa, Luconia (1690)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Caught at Last (1854)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 29) India (1690)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Hold Fast (1854)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Phrenzy's Fall (1855)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Samarang (1859)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Illustrated Title Page (1853)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Front Cover (1853)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Native Bier - Port Essington (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kayotanam Ingang Der Bergkloof (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 92) Borneo, Paragoa, Isle of Mindoro (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 71) Xantung, Nanquin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 25) Busseen, Vingerle, Malabar, Rojapore (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - [Assorted Portraits of Borneo Elite] (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 83) Java [II] (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dyak Chief lying in state (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 72) Japan, Cikoko, Tanaxima (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 55) Pegu (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 56) Martaban (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Eene Begraefenis (1859)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 89) Celebes Island (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Soemadang Hotel, from the bridge (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Front Cover (1859)
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Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Front Cover (1859)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 36) Carwar (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 52) Orixa [II] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - A Description of Asabb Bay, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabia, Felix (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [III] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Busseen, Vingerle, Malabar, Rojapore (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - The Riseing of the Land as it Appeareth to the Eye (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Surrat City, Cambaya, Guzarat (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Rojapore (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Comarin (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [II] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [III] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Coramandel [III] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Orixa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bengall, Bay of Bengall (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bengall Bay, Aracam (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Pegu (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Martaban (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cantan, Formosa, Luconia (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - China (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [II] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca, Borneo, Succadana (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo, Celebes (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes, Java (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes Island (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Islands [II] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Siompa, Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - China, Siompa (1690)
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