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naming after country?[edit]

The name Indian ocean predates modern country India by several thousand years. There was no country called India 2000 years ago! --Wangond (talk) 08:27, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

India may not have been a sovereign nation state in the way that we know today, but it existed as a region. Bazonka (talk) 08:37, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Might a chicken-and-egg question: the country's name was not primary but borrowed from Indus River. Worth discussing. Primitive logic suggests Wangond is correct. Materialscientist (talk) 08:48, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Agreed. I went ahead and changed "country" to "geographic location" ThemFromSpace 08:49, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Further step is needed, based on referenced information on the origin of the name India. Example. Geographic location might be inaccurate, and the origin might be the river. Materialscientist (talk) 08:52, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
The same source has an entry on the Indian Ocean: first attested 1515 in Mod.L. (Oceanus Orientalis Indicus), named for India, which projects into it; earlier it was the Eastern Ocean, as opposed to the Western Ocean (Atlantic) before the Pacific was surmised. ThemFromSpace 08:56, 18 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for correcting the article.--Wangond (talk) 09:04, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

al-Idrisi map[edit]

I removed the "al-Idrisi map." The caption was unencyclopedic and clearly copy and pasted from another website, and the image lacked proper citations. --Candlebeam (talk) 19:50, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Expand Section on Endangered Fish[edit]

Fish are endangered, such as the Arcadian Redfish. Expand section on endangered fish. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:20, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Suspected Vandalism: First line description[edit]

The text I can see in the sentence of the description is this: "The Indian Ocean is real sometimes but we can turn it in to a hologram that you don't know is there because our supersoldiers who aren't allowed to colors invented the thing to soultrade people and blackies who try any shit with it - Dave, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface.[1]"

I guess this is a clear case of vandalism. Please review and edit as appropiate

That edit was reverted 10 hours ago, but the old version was still in a cache. I've purged the page. Try again. Materialscientist (talk) 09:34, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Depth WTF[edit]

From one paragraph: "it (Indian Ocean) has an average depth of 3,741 m (12,274 ft) and a maximum depth of 7,906 m (25,938 ft)." Next Paragraph: " The average depth of the ocean is 3,890 m (12,762 ft). Its deepest point is Diamantina Deep in Diamantina Trench, at 8,047 m (26,401 ft) deep"

Soo, am I the only one who sees a problem? (talk) 00:02, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

As long as each depth is sourced, then the issue is one of semantics. I.e. "the average depth has been calculated at X and Y, respectively...." The opening paragraph of the article already mentions that the boundary of the Indian Ocean is left to some interpretation. DouglasHeld (talk) 11:32, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

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Era of discovery[edit]

It is a little silly to have a section on the discovery of something as large and situated in plain sight, as an ocean. Certainly there were many, many people aware of this ocean before the "discoverers" documented their experiences. Is there something deficient in terminology, perhaps? DouglasHeld (talk) 11:30, 23 September 2018 (UTC)