Example sentences for: indies

How can you use “indies” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • My current theory runs as follows: the Sargasso Sea, a region northeast of the West Indies, is characterized as an area of relative calm and an abundance of sargassum , an entangling seaweed.

  • The appeal of the French West Indies today is that nothing much happens on them.

  • Northwards, the Leeward Island moving up through Antigua to Jamaica are today locked into American television, while southwards the Mona, Trinidad, campus of the University of the West Indies duplicates any run-of-the-mill American municipal college, at least in its language aspects, being blessedly innocent of any courses in Anglo-Saxon or Middle English.

  • Bali’s contact with the Dutch was restricted to providing slaves — mainly Balinese who had broken the rajas’ laws or priests’ taboos — and soldiers for the army of the United Dutch East Indies Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, or VOC).

  • To protect its seagoing interests and trade routes, Portugal established strategic garrisons in Goa (India), Malacca (East Indies), and Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

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