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Eth. AGRAEI (Eth. Ἀγραῖοι, Ptol 5.19.2 ; Eratosth. ap. Strab. p. 767), a tribe of Arabs situated near the main road which led from the head of the Red Sea to the Euphrates. They bordered on the Nabathaean Arabs, if they were not indeed a portion of that race. According to Hieronymus (Quaest. in Gen. 25), the Agraei inhabited the district which the Hebrews designated as Midian. Pliny (5.11. s. 12) places the Agraei much further westward in the vicinity of the Laenitae and the eastern shore of the Red Sea.


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