, Steph. B. sub voce Ἀβαλίτης
in some manuscripts of Ptolemy, 4.7
. § § 27, 39; Plin. Nat. 6.29. s. 34
; Arrian. Perip. Mar. Eryth. p. 6: Eth. Αὐαλίτης
), the modern Zeyla,
in Abyssinia, was a deep bay on the eastern coast of Africa, in lat. 11° N., SW. of the Straits of Bab-el-Man-deb.
At the head of the bay was a town Avalites; and the inhabitants of the immediate district were called Avalitae. They were dependent upon the kingdom of Axum.