Thornton exploited the rich pickings of the Dutch East Indies.
They reach the East Indies in the 1620s and the 1630s.
We'd set sail from Bristol in England in 1699 and were heading for the East Indies.
For over 300 years, the city was called Batavia, the capital of the Dutch East Indies.
逾 300 年来，雅加冠上了「巴维亚」一名 乃荷兰於东印度洋的首都。
Nor was there any special reason to suppose that the East Indies would hold early human remains.
A few sailing ships, laden for the East Indies, were heading toward the Cape of Good Hope.
From the black markings on the tips of its fins, I recognized the dreadful Squalus melanopterus from the seas of the East Indies, a variety in the species of sharks proper.
So he called it India. Afterwards, when it was found that this was not the country known before as India, it was called the West Indies, and the other India the East Indies.