Caribbean vs Indies - What's the difference?

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caribbean

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Pertaining to the sea and region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola).
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The Caribbean Sea
  • The countries that occupy the region of the western Atlantic bounded by South America, Central America, and the islands of the West Indies (such as Cuba and Hispaniola)
  • indies

    English

    (wikipedia Indies)

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The East Indies, including India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and adjacent lands.
  • The West Indies, including Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other islands of the Caribbean.
  • (historical) The Western Hemisphere, during the early period of European colonization and exploration.
  • See also

    * Dutch East Indies

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