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The risks of piracy spreading beyond the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, off the Somali coast, and in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore and beyond are substantial.
Peter Middlebrook

Meaning of "Indian Ocean" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INDIAN OCEAN

Indian Ocean play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INDIAN OCEAN

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Indian Ocean is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INDIAN OCEAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. It is bounded by Asia—including India, after which the ocean is named—on the north, on the west by Africa, on the east by Australia, and on the south by the Southern Ocean. As one component of the World Ocean, the Indian Ocean is delineated from the Atlantic Ocean by the 20° east meridian running south from Cape Agulhas, and from the Pacific Ocean by the meridian of 146°55' east. The northernmost extent of the Indian Ocean is approximately 30° north in the Persian Gulf. The ocean is nearly 10,000 km wide at the southern tips of Africa and Australia, and its area is 73,556,000 km², including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. The Indian Ocean's volume is estimated to be 292,131,000 km³. Small islands dot the continental rims. Island nations within the ocean are Madagascar, Bahrain, Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles and Sri Lanka. The archipelago of Indonesia and the island nation of Timor-Leste border the ocean on the east.

Definition of Indian Ocean in the English dictionary

The definition of Indian Ocean in the dictionary is an ocean bordered by Africa in the west, Asia in the north, and Australia in the east and merging with the Antarctic Ocean in the south. Average depth: 3900 m. Greatest depth : 7450 m. In December 2004 a major undersea earthquake off Sumatra triggered a tsunami which affected large areas of the ocean as far away as east Africa, and killed an estimated 226 435 people. Area: about 73 556 000 sq km.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INDIAN OCEAN

Indian ink
Indian liquorice
Indian list
Indian mallow
Indian meal
Indian meal moth
Indian millet
Indian mulberry
Indian Mutiny
Indian National Congress
Indian pipe
Indian red
Indian reservation
Indian reserve
Indian restaurant
Indian rice
Indian rope-trick
Indian sign
Indian States and Agencies
Indian summer

WORDS THAT END LIKE INDIAN OCEAN

Antarctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
cetacean
Circean
crustacean
gallinacean
German Ocean
interocean
Joycean
laodicean
lyncean
Medicean
ocean
ostracean
Pacific Ocean
Piscean
Southern Ocean
subocean
Western Ocean

Synonyms and antonyms of Indian Ocean in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Indian Ocean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INDIAN OCEAN

Find out the translation of Indian Ocean to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Indian Ocean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Indian Ocean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

印度洋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

océano Índico
570 millions of speakers

English

Indian Ocean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हिंद महासागर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الـمُحِيطُ الهِنْدِي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Индийский океан
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Oceano Índico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভারত মহাসাগর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Océan Indien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

lautan India
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Indischer Ozean
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

インド洋
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인도해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Samudra Hindia
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Ấn Độ Dương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இந்திய பெருங்கடல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हिंदी महासागर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hint Okyanusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Oceano Indiano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ocean Indyjski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Індійський океан
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Oceanul Indian
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ινδικός Ωκεανός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Indiese Oseaan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Indiska oceanen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Det indiske hav
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Indian Ocean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INDIAN OCEAN»

The term «Indian Ocean» is very widely used and occupies the 13.277 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Indian Ocean

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2 QUOTES WITH «INDIAN OCEAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Indian Ocean.
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Peter Middlebrook
The risks of piracy spreading beyond the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, off the Somali coast, and in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore and beyond are substantial.
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Shashi Tharoor
Malaysians talk with Mauritians, Arabs with Australians, South Africans with Sri Lankans, and Iranians with Indonesians. The Indian Ocean serves as both a sea separating them and a bridge linking them together.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INDIAN OCEAN»

Discover the use of Indian Ocean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Indian Ocean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Indian Ocean
In this stimulating and authoritative overview, the author looks from the sea to its shores – the land areas it influences through trade, naval power, travel and scientific exploration.
Michael N. Pearson, 2003
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Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands
Following in the format of Sasol Birds of Southern Africa, this guide presents all the birds of Madagascar and the other Indian Ocean islands (Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius and Mascarenes), a great many species of which are endemic to ...
Ian Sinclair, Olivier Langrand, 2003
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Aden & the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a ...
Positioned at the crossroads of the maritime routes linking the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, the Yemeni port of Aden grew to be one of the medieval world's greatest commercial hubs.
Roxani Eleni Margariti, 2007
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The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean
Concerned with Africans who lived south of the Sahara and were dispersed by free will or forcefully to the non-African lands in the Indian Ocean region, this book deals with a topic that has been overlooked for too long.
Shihan de S. Jayasuriya, Richard Pankhurst, 2003
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Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
In this pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia”—which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania—bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan shows how crucial this ...
Robert D. Kaplan, 2010
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The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural ...
With this volume, Karan and Suhbiah illuminate the need for the development of efficient, socially and environmentally sustainable practices to cope with environmental disasters.
Pradyumna Prasad Karan, Shanmugam P. Subbiah, 2011
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From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade ...
This book brings to light for the first time the trans-imperial cosmopolitan world of the New Julfans.
Sebouh Aslanian, 2011
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Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean: An Economic ...
Before the age of Industrial Revolution, the great Asian civilisations constituted areas not only of high culture but also of advanced economic development.
K. N. Chaudhuri, 1985
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The Indian Ocean Tsunami
The book will be of interest to a global audience of professionals and academics active in seismology, ocean science, meteorology, coastal management, earthquake engineering and disaster management.
Tad S. Murty, U. Aswathanarayana, Niru Nirupama, 2007
10
Indian Ocean Region: Maritime Regimes for Regional Cooperation
This book explores the concepts of regime theory, regional orders and ocean governance to critically assess the effectiveness of maritime regimes, something that not been attempted before for the Indian Ocean Region.
Manoj Gupta, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INDIAN OCEAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Indian Ocean is used in the context of the following news items.
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India Seeks To Check China's Advance In The Indian Ocean
Faced with an increasing presence from China in the Indian Ocean, India's military is at work expanding its presence in the outlying Andaman ... «ValueWalk, Jul 15»
2
Indian Ocean's music for 'Masaan': A heartfelt score that takes one …
At the helm of Masaan's music is one of India's foremost bands, Indian Ocean. The songs have its composers and lyricists play around with ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
3
Kuwait mulls a pipeline to the Indian Ocean
Kuwait mulls a pipeline to the Indian Ocean. 15 July 2015 12:26 GMT. The crude pipeline would traverse the UAE and Oman ... «MEED, Jul 15»
4
India looks to check China's Indian Ocean thrust - The Times of India
More recently New Delhi has worried about Chinese submarines venturing into the Indian Ocean. China's Foreign Ministry rejected the notion ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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#ProTalks Exclusive interview with Indian Ocean: Know how your …
We are with India's Most Loved Band "Indian Ocean" today to get you expert knowledge about music; the dedication this band carries and the ... «India Today, Jul 15»
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The Fakirs of Banaras
Members of Indian Ocean in Varanasi while shooting for a video for ... on Masaan, Indian Ocean was a natural choice for the film's music. «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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INS Teg to provide surveillance support in South Indian Ocean: 8 …
NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy has deployed the INS Teg, a stealth frigate, in the South Indian Ocean with an aim to provide surveillance ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Russia, India to hold joint drills in the Indian Ocean
Joint Indo-Russian naval drills, 'Indra' 2015, will be held in the Indian Ocean this year, the head of press-service of the Eastern Military District, ... «Russia and India Report, Jul 15»
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NASA Says Global Warming Hidden By Pacific And Indian Oceans
... the Pacific Ocean is the main source of the subsurface warm water but some of these waters have already been pushed to the Indian Ocean. «Tech Times, Jul 15»
10
China Wants Maritime Cooperation With India in Indian Ocean
Asked about India's concerns due to increased Chinese military presence in the Indian Ocean with its naval vessels docking in different ports, ... «NDTV, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Indian Ocean [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/indian-ocean>. Dec 2019 ».
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