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GRANIS (Γράνις, Arrian Ind. chap. 39), a small river of Persis, to which the fleet of Nearchus came. There seems no reason to doubt that it is the same stream as that called by D'Anville and Thevenot the Boschavir. It is, in fact, the river of Abushir. Niebuhr speaks of a stream which passes Grá and flows into the Persian Gulf (Travels, vol. ii. p. 91). Can Grá be considered as preserving part of the ancient name? (Vincent, Voy. of Nearchus, vol. i. p. 400.)


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