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Noun: Dutch East Indies
Usage: archaic
  1. A republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
    - Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia

Type of: country, land, state

Part of: ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Austronesia, OPEC, Organisation of Petroleum-Exporting Countries [Brit], Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries, Southeast Asia

Encyclopedia: Dutch East Indies