obsolete collective term for archipelagic region known as South East Asia today
Asia > Southeast Asia > Malay Archipelago

The Malay Archipelago is the collective name given to the islands of Southeast Asia whose indigenous people are mainly Austronesian peoples. The term Nusantara is often used with the same meaning in parts of the region other than Indonesia; in 21st-century Indonesian, it usually refers to Indonesia only. The modern countries in the area are:

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