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BIBACTA

BIBACTA (Βίβακτα, Arrian, Indic. 21), an island two stadia from the coast of Gedrosia, and opposite to a harbour named by Nearchus Alexandri Portus. The whole district round it was called Sangada. (Arrian. Indic. 21.) It appears to be the same as the Bibaga of Pliny (6.21. s. 23), the description of shell fish mentioned by him as found there applying to the notice of its productions in Arrian. Its present name is Chilney Isle. It is called Camelo in Purchas's Voyages, and in the Portuguese Map, in Thevenot's Collection. (Vincent, Voyage of Nearchus, vol. i. p. 199.)

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