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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 - My Home at Paio (1882)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Gede (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 22) Cong in Persia described, Bussora described (Euphrates River) (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 29) India (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Dayaksche Dansers (Borneo) (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 67) Formosa [I] (1690)
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 - Table of Contents G-H (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 55) Pegu (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Architecture at Tangaroeng (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - De Bazar Te Buitenzorg (1859)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Tattooed Woman of Long-Wai (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - The Village of Long-Wai (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Malayers, Bovenlanders (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 81) Sumatra, Banca [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 46) Orixa [I] (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The Coffee Plant (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - The Kanchil (Moschus kanchil) (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 57) Malaya, Sumatra (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Ruins at Pollanarua (1855)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Reception-Room in Alfred House (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 9) S. Lorinso [II] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kotta Siantra Mandheling (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 19) Persia, Arabia, Felix [I] (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Sewu (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Two of my followers and Mans coiffure of Longbleh (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 33) Isle Coronia, India (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 20) Persia, Arabia, Felix [II] (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Malay Bride, the Honeymoon (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 62) Quinam, Aynam (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents I-L (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kust Van Mangarei Island, Floris Of Ende (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 86) Borneo, Celebes (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 24) Guzarat, India [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 48) Part of the Coast of Malabar, Ceiloan (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 2) Cape Bona Esperanca (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Interior of the Temple of Tjandie (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Soemadang Hotel, from the bridge (1853)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Santabong Entrance (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 - 59) Malaya (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Front Cover (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The Nutmeg, just before it drops (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Long Wahou Warrior (1882)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Javanese Mosque, at Bandong (1853)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Alfred House (1871)
An Account of the Interior of Ceylon - Title Page (1821)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Long-Wai Dyak in War Costume (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dyak Utensiles, Canoe, etc. (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents V-Z (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 94) China, Siompa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 23) Persia, Guzarat (1690)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - The Encounter in the Kraal (1871)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Singapore, from the West side of Government Hill (1853)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Title Page - Volume I (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 88) Celebes, Ende, Tiimor (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - [Assorted Portraits of Borneo Elite] (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 51) Bisnagar [II] (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Merapi (1853)
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 - 56) Martaban (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Tjandie, Dapor, near Boro Bodor (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 69) Chekiang, China, Formosa (1690)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Man Overboard (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Penang, from Richmond Hill (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 50) Coramandel [III] (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Title Page (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Samarang (1859)
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 - 15) Moha, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 68) Formosa [II] (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Gamping (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Oude Vorstelijke Graven bij de Negorij Bima (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 21) Persia, Arabia, Felix [III] (1690)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - The Belle of Long-Wai (1882)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Hold Fast (1854)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dayk Armes, Utensils, etc. (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 91) Paragoa, Mindoro Island, Luconia (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Ruine Van Den Dalam Der Gewezen Sultans Van Bantam (1859)
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)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kayotanam Ingang Der Bergkloof (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 45) Bisnagar [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 90) Islands [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 66) China (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 42) Ceiloan [II] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Ternate (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 14) Arabian Shore (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Front Cover (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 - 54) Bengall Bay, Aracam (1690)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Native Bier - Port Essington (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - A Tring Priestess (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dwelling among Tombs (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 82) Java [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 49) Ceiloan, Coramandel (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The entrance to Bodor Temple (1853)
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 - 16) Moha, Arabian Felix, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Table of Contents Q-S (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Eene Dayaksche Fampong, Westkust Van Borneo (1859)

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Head-Hunters of Borneo - South East Borneo (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Monomotapa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cape Bona Esperanca (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Monomotapa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Lagao (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mosambique, Soffala (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mosambuique, S. Lorinso [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - S. Lorinso [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Mohilla, Mayolla, Joanna (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Magadoxa, Melinde, Mombaza, Quiloa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Magadoxa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabia Felix, Aden, Doara (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Arabian Shore (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, the Red Sea (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Moha, Arabian Felix, the Red Sea (1690)
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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Persia, Guzarat (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Guzarat, India [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Busseen, Vingerle, Malabar, Rojapore (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malabar (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Guzarat, India [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - The Riseing of the Land as it Appeareth to the Eye (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - India (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bombahem Island, Island of Saltset, Coronia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Surrat City, Cambaya, Guzarat (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bombay (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Isle Coronia, India (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Saltset Island, Bombay Island, Coronia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Rojapore (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Carwar (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malapi (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Callicut (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Cuchin (1690)
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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Ceiloan [III] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Part of the Coast of Malabar, Ceiloan (1690)
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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bisnagar [II] (1690)
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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malaya, Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Malaya (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Bancosey, Siam, Cambodia, Siompa (1690)
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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Tonquin, Qunacy, Aynam (1690)
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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - China (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Formosa [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Formosa [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Chekiang, China, Formosa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Islands [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Xantung, Nanquin (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Japan, Cikoko, Tanaxima (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Malaya (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java, Sumatra (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Sunda Straghts (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Sunda Straghts, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Straghts of Sunda, Java (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Banca [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [I] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Java [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Sumatra, Java (1690)
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)
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)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Islands [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Paragoa, Mindoro Island, Luconia (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - Borneo, Paragoa, Isle of Mindoro (1690)
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)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kust Van Mangarei Island, Floris Of Ende (1859)

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