, “fish-eaters”). A
vaguely descriptive name given by the ancients to various peoples on the coasts of Asia and
Africa, of whom they knew but little. Thus we find Ichthyophagi
in the extreme southeast of Asia, in the country of the Sinae;
on the coast of Gedrosia;
on the northeastern coast of Arabia Felix;
in Africa, on the coast of the Red Sea, above Egypt;
on the western coast of Africa.