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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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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)
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 - 80) Sumatra, Banca [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents B-C (1690)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Santabong Entrance (1853)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 59) Malaya (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 42) Ceiloan [II] (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Map of the Island of Java (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Back Cover (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 28) The Riseing of the Land as it Appeareth to the Eye (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Front Cover (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents N-P (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 55) Pegu (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A village near Kubooman (1853)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - The Charge of Sixpences (1854)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Hetdung, my favourite Dyak boy (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents M (1690)
A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan - The Bay and Part of the Town of Nagasaki (1863)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kotta Siantra Mandheling (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 6) S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 85) Sumatra, Banca, Borneo, Succadana (1690)
A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan - Title Page (1863)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Title Page (1854)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents Q-S (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Title Page (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 67) Formosa [I] (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Sewu (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 1) Monomotapa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 84) Sumatra, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents I-L (1690)
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 - 34) Saltset Island, Bombay Island, Coronia (1690)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Book Display (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 86) Borneo, Celebes (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 75) Java, Sumatra (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Interior of the Temple of Tjandie (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 17) A Description of Asabb Bay, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 35) Rojapore (1690)
A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan - Back Cover (1863)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kust Van Mangarei Island, Floris Of Ende (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Eene Begraefenis (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Front Cover (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Eene Bamboesbrug Op Den Weg Van Tondano Naar Menado (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 50) Coramandel [III] (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Cheribon, as seen from the Steamer Koningen (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - De Bazar Te Buitenzorg (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 31) Surrat City, Cambaya, Guzarat (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kayotanam Ingang Der Bergkloof (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 47) Ceiloan [III] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Vallei Batoe-gadjah (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Een Bruildftsoptoct (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 18) Arabia, Felix (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 46) Orixa [I] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Reede Van Padang (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 77) Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 88) Celebes, Ende, Tiimor (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - My Home at Paio (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Tring Dyak's War Dance (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Wild People at Home (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents V-Z (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Tring Priestess (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Sibau Mobang, Chief of the Cannibals (1882)
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 - 22) Cong in Persia described, Bussora described (Euphrates River) (1690)
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Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Malayers, Bovenlanders (1859)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 91) Paragoa, Mindoro Island, Luconia (1690)
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De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Head of a figure on the right side of the sketch of Boro abodir Temple & Figure near Boro Bodor (1853)
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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 - 61) Cambodia, China, Siompa (1690)
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De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Title Page (1853)
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Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Steven Adriaan Buddingh (1859)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 65) Luconia (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - A Description of Asabb Bay, the Red Sea (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Arabia, Felix [I] (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)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Comarin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [I] (1690)
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)
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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)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Martaban (1690)
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 - Malaya (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cambodia, China, Siompa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Quinam, Aynam (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 - Formosa [II] (1690)
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A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes, Ende, Tiimor (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Celebes Island (1690)
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