The Known World
The Indian Ocean is an ocean.
To the northwest is the Middle East. To the north is India. To the northeast are Southeast Asia and Indonesia. To the west is Africa. To the east is Australia. To the southwest is the South Atlantic. To the south is the Antarctic Ocean. To the southeast is the South Pacific.
The climate of the Indian Ocean is mostly tropical. Adjacent waters include the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. Notable islands include Madagascar, Zanzibar, Mauritius, Ceylon, Lilliput and Skull Island.