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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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Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dwelling among Tombs (1882)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Nordkuste Bei Samarang (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Singapore, from the East side of Government Hill (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 11) Magadoxa, Melinde, Mombaza, Quiloa (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Sewu (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 74) Sumatra (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - The Saat or Gobang (Mydaus meliceps) (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 71) Xantung, Nanquin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 19) Persia, Arabia, Felix [I] (1690)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - The Landing at Colombo (1871)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Death in the Pool (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 48) Part of the Coast of Malabar, Ceiloan (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Soemadang Hotel, from the bridge (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 30) Bombahem Island, Island of Saltset, Coronia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents G-H (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Architecture at Tangaroeng (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Title Page (1859)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Map of the Island of Java (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Oude Vorstelijke Graven bij de Negorij Bima (1859)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Interior of the Kraal (1871)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Head of Kambing Utan or Wild Goat (Capricornis sumatrensis) (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 43) Coramandel [I] (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Phrenzy's Fall (1855)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - The Encounter in the Kraal (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 92) Borneo, Paragoa, Isle of Mindoro (1690)
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Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dyal idols & charms (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Een Bruildftsoptoct (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 12) Magadoxa (1690)
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 - 27) Guzarat, India [II] (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Front Cover (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 63) Tonquin, Qunacy, Aynam (1690)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Caught at Last (1854)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 93) Siompa, Borneo (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Plateau Dieng (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Javanese Mosque, at Bandong (1853)
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Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Sumbing (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Ruine Van Den Dalam Der Gewezen Sultans Van Bantam (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents D-F (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 25) Busseen, Vingerle, Malabar, Rojapore (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Reede Van Padang (1859)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Ship on Shore (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 1) Monomotapa [I] (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - [Assorted Portraits of Borneo Elite] (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 67) Formosa [I] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 80) Sumatra, Banca [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents A-B (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Malay Bride, the Honeymoon (1882)
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De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A sketch from Cummings Bukit, Singapore (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 79) Sumatra, Straghts of Sunda, Java (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Title Page (1853)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Merapi (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Artja Domas (1859)
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 - 46) Orixa [I] (1690)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Title Page (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 89) Celebes Island (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Title Page (1882)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Stalking a Herd (1854)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 4) Lagao (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 70) Islands [I] (1690)
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Head-Hunters of Borneo - Sinen the Hermaphrodite Tiger-Hunter (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - De Waterval Lierip (1859)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 7) Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 87) Celebes, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 81) Sumatra, Banca [II] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Back Cover (1859)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents T (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 26) Malabar (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Tring Dyak's War Dance (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dyak Utensiles, Canoe, etc. (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 85) Sumatra, Banca, Borneo, Succadana (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Mausoleum of Rajah Sinen's family (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 44) Coramandel [II] (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Two of my followers and Mans coiffure of Longbleh (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Negorij En Het Meer Tondano (1859)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 77) Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
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Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Huis Van En Hoofd Padangsche Bovenlanden (1859)
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Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - De Bazar Te Buitenzorg (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Front Cover (1859)
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Head-Hunters of Borneo - Wild People at Home (1882)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, the Red Sea (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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cong in Persia described, Bussora described (Euphrates River) (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 - Isle Coronia, India (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Callicut (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cuchin (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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bisnagar [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Orixa [I] (1690)
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 - Ceiloan, Coramandel (1690)
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)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bengall Bay, Aracam (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malaya, Sumatra (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cantan, Formosa, Luconia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Luconia (1690)
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