Indië

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See also: indie, indy, and Indie

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch Indië, from Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Proto-Iranian *hínduš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river).

Proper noun[edit]

Indië

  1. India
  2. the Indies

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin India, from Ancient Greek Ἰνδία (Indía), from Ἰνδός (Indós), from Old Persian 𐏃𐎡𐎯𐎢𐏁 (hindūš), from Proto-Iranian *hínduš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *síndʰuš (river).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnˌdi.ə/
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  • Hyphenation: In‧di‧e

Proper noun[edit]

Indië n

  1. (historical) the Indies
    1. the West Indies
    2. the East Indies
  2. (dated) India (region, subcontinent)
    Synonym: India

Usage notes[edit]

  • In obsolete use Indië, particularly in the forms Indiën, Indien and Inje, was often treated as a plurale tantum that often took the definite article de. Cf. the plural in English Indies, French Indes and several other European languages; cf. German Indien for the use as a neuter singular.

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  • Afrikaans: Indië