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NITRA

NITRAΝίτρα), a place which Ptolemy calls an ἐμπόριον, on the W. coast of Hindostán, in the province of Limyrica. There can be no doubt that it is the same as that called by Pliny Nitrias (vi, 23. s. 26), which he states was held by a colony of pirates. The author of the Periplus speaks of a place, in this immediate neighbourhood, named Naura, and which is, in all probability, the same as Nitrae. (Peripl. Mar. Erythr. § 58, ed. Müller.) It is most likely the present Honaver.

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