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Gordyēné

Γορδυηνή) or Corduēné. A mountainous district in the south of Armenia Major, between the Arissa Palus (Lake Van) and the Gordyaei Montes (Mountains of Kurdistan). Its warlike inhabitants, called Gordyaei, or Cordueni, were no doubt the same people as the Carduchi of the earlier Greek geographers, and the modern Kurds. The Gordyaei Montes separate the valley of the Tigris from the great table-land of Iran.

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