- 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 (13 000 ft).
Greatest depth (off the Sunda Islands): 7450 m (24 442 ft). 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 (28 400 000 sq miles)
Translations for 'Indian Ocean'
- British English: Indian Ocean The Indian Ocean 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.ˈɪndɪən ˈəʊʃən NOUN
- Arabic: الـمُحِيطُ الهِنْدِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: Oceano Índico
- Chinese: 印度洋
- Croatian: Indijski ocean
- Czech: Indický oceán
- Danish: Det Indiske Ocean
- Dutch: Indische Oceaan
- European Spanish: océano Índico
- Finnish: Intian valtameri
- French: Océan Indien
- German: Indischer Ozean
- Greek: Ινδικός Ωκεανός
- Italian: Oceano Indiano
- Japanese: インド洋
- Korean: 인도해
- Norwegian: Det indiske hav
- Polish: Ocean Indyjski
- Portuguese: Oceano Índico
- Romanian: Oceanul Indian
- Russian: Индийский океан
- Spanish: océano Índico
- Swedish: Indiska oceanen
- Thai: มหาสมุทรอินเดีย
- Turkish: Hint Okyanusu
- Ukrainian: Індійський океан
- Vietnamese: Ấn Độ Dương
Example Sentences Including 'Indian Ocean'
) Yes, even alone in the middle of the Indian Ocean , the phone rings five or six times a day.
Globe and Mail (2003)
All eyes are turned on the Sixth Fleet, which is fortuitously (as it turns out) conducting exercises in the Indian Ocean.
Left, Right and Centre
But key officials within Indian Ocean nations could not be reached.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
Eventually, India may be forced to switch to a defensive, limited sea control policy in the Indian Ocean.
India Today (1996)
He had long forgotten the stillness of the Indian Ocean and it brought him a tranquillity he hadn't known for years.
It could have been anywhere on the Atlantic coast in the west to the Indian Ocean in the east.
A Daystar of Fear
Nearly two hundred years later, the flow of spices across the Indian Ocean has been reversed, with Indonesia now a net importer of cloves.
SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)
The alert system for the Indian Ocean was pledged be up and running in 12 to 18 months.
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