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Dutch East Indies
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Dutch East Indies
(Placename) the Dutch East Indies a former name (1798–1945) of Indonesia Also called: the Netherlands East Indies
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In•do•ne•sia(ˌɪn dəˈni ʒə, -ʃə)
Republic of, a republic in the Malay Archipelago, consisting of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sulawesi, the S part of Borneo, Irian Jaya, and about 13,000 small islands: won independence from the Netherlands in 1949. 216,108,345; ab. 741,100 sq. mi. (1,919,400 sq. km). Cap.: Jakarta. Formerly, Netherlands East Indies, Dutch East Indies.
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|Noun||1.||Dutch East Indies - 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|
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