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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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Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Eene Dayaksche Fampong, Westkust Van Borneo (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 58) Borneo (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 35) Rojapore (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 - 94) China, Siompa (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Oude Vorstelijke Graven bij de Negorij Bima (1859)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Tank Scene at Evening (1855)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Javanese Mosque, at Bandong (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 15) Moha, the Red Sea (1690)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Interior of the Kraal (1871)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 27) Guzarat, India [II] (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A village near Kubooman (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Eene Bamboesbrug Op Den Weg Van Tondano Naar Menado (1859)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - The Last Plunge (1855)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Ruins at Pollanarua (1855)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Palace of the Sultan of Koetei (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Vallei Batoe-gadjah (1859)
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 - 64) Cantan, Formosa, Luconia (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Huis Van En Hoofd Padangsche Bovenlanden (1859)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Kahwah-Patua (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 10) Mohilla, Mayolla, Joanna (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 80) Sumatra, Banca [I] (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Sudkuste Ostwarts von Rongkop (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 12) Magadoxa (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 55) Pegu (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Front Cover (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 46) Orixa [I] (1690)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Santabong Entrance (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Back Cover (1859)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Architecture at Tangaroeng (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 2) Cape Bona Esperanca (1690)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Alfred House (1871)
A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan - Title Page (1863)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Artja Domas (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 63) Tonquin, Qunacy, Aynam (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Close Quarters (1855)
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 - 3) Monomotapa [II] (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)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Singapore, from the West side of Government Hill (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 81) Sumatra, Banca [II] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Samarang (1859)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Gunung-Sumbing (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Poonan from north of Long Wahou / Human Trophies / Festive Mask (1882)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Een Bruildftsoptoct (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Amboina (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Front Cover (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Negorij En Het Meer Tondano (1859)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Stalking a Herd (1854)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Tring Dyak's War Dance (1882)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - My Home at Paio (1882)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Back Cover (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 56) Martaban (1690)
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 - Passengrang at Bomiagoe (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 - Interior of the Temple of Tjandie (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 90) Islands [II] (1690)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 31) Surrat City, Cambaya, Guzarat (1690)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Telaga Patengan (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 38) Callicut (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Reede Van Padang (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 40) Comarin (1690)
A Lady's Visit to Manilla and Japan - Front Cover (1863)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Malayers, Bovenlanders (1859)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dwelling among Tombs (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 4) Lagao (1690)
The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon - Hold Fast (1854)
Elf Landschafts-Ansichten von Java - Nordkuste Bei Samarang (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Hetdung, my favourite Dyak boy (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 32) Bombay (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Title Page (1853)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - H.M.S. Maeander - Casting from Spithead (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 24) Guzarat, India [I] (1690)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Title Page - Volume II (1853)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Dyak Chief lying in state (1882)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Tjandie, Dapor, near Boro Bodor (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Reede Van Banda (1859)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 1 - Berg Salak, Gezien Van Den Weg Van Buitenzorg Naar Dramaga (1859)
The Duke of Edinburgh in Ceylon - Back Cover (1871)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - Rajah Dinda's Family Sepulchre (1882)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Title Page - Volume I (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A Woman of Cheribon (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 - 61) Cambodia, China, Siompa (1690)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Illustrated Title Page (1853)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - The Coffee Plant (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Front Cover (1859)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - Map of the Island of Java (1853)
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M.S. Maeander - Fresh Water Lake - Cagayan Sooloo (1853)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 2 - Title Page (1859)
De Zieke Reiziger, or, Rambles in Java and the Straits - A Javanese Coachman (1853)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 44) Coramandel [II] (1690)
Neerlands-Oost-Indie Vol. 3 - Kayotanam Ingang Der Bergkloof (1859)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 28) The Riseing of the Land as it Appeareth to the Eye (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Phrenzy's Fall (1855)
Head-Hunters of Borneo - The Village of Long-Wai (1882)
A Description of the Sea Coasts in the East Indies - 18) Arabia, Felix (1690)
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon - Title Page (1855)

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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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