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- Indonesia. The term is sometimes used to refer to all of Southeast Asia. Historically, it referred chiefly to India.
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- proper n. Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, but also including India, Indochina, Malaya and the Malay Archipelago.
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- n. a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
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As early as 25th June, Sorge reported on the Japanese decision to move into French Indochina, and during the summer all evidence from this source pointed to a Japanese preference for the soft pickings of the Dutch East Indies over the barren territory of Mongolia.
Philippines, the East Indies and the Kingdom of Naples, which was at this period under Spanish rule.
Speaking of the “chank” shell, that is the name given in the East Indies to certain varieties of the voluta gravis, fished up by divers in the Gulf of Manaar, on the northwest coast of Ceylon.
-- He sails in Captain Phipps 'Voyage of Discovery -- Goes to the East Indies in the SEAHORSE, and returns in ill Health -- Serves as acting Lieutenant in the WORCESTER, and is made Lieutenant into the LOWESTOFFE,
Europe, those of Constantinople and of Greece (Athens); in Asia, those of the East Indies (Kandy in Ceylon), of Mesopotamia,
Saltpeter, its indispensable ingredient, was procured primarily from the East Indies or Persia, and numerous trade regulations controlled its conveyance and supply.
Magic of merchant marine ship recall of Netherlands East Indies situation of NIITAKA message of oil transportation radio silence and raw scoop watch and seven categories of skills required by personnel storms and
The East Indies Squadron, for example, was immediately assigned to escorting troops westward from India and none of its ships were free to help seek out and destroy Admiral von Spee.
On the East Indies Station at Singapore, Rear Admiral Sir Richard Peirse commanded the battleship Swiftsure, a sister of Triumph, and two light cruisers.
The ships were paid off shortly after their return to England; and Nelson was then placed by his uncle with Captain Farmer, in the SEAHORSE, of twenty guns, then going out to the East Indies in the squadron under Sir Edward Hughes.