Indian Ocean

geographical name
In·​di·​an Ocean | \ ˈin-dē-ən How to pronounce Indian Ocean (audio) \

Definition of Indian Ocean

ocean east of Africa, south of Asia, west of Australia, and north of Antarctica area about 28,350,500 square miles (73,427,795 square kilometers)

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“Indian Ocean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20Ocean. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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