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GALIBA (Γάλιβα ἄκρα, Ptol. 7.4.3), a promontory on the northern coast of the ancient Taprobane, or Ceylon, at no great distance, as it would seem, from Cory Island. The name is also connected with those of certain mountains in the immediate neighbourhood of the promontory, called Γάλιβα ὄρη (Ptol. 7.4.3), and the inhabitants of which were called Galibi (Γάλιβοι, Ptol. 7.4.9). From the Galibi Montes, according to Ptolemy (7.4.8), flowed down two rivers to the sea, the Phasis and the Ganges,--a statement which, as regards the latter river, is erroneous. In the plains at the base of these mountains Ptolemy states that there were elephants in his day, as there are now.


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