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TARACHI

Eth. TARACHI (Eth. Τάραχοι, Ptol. 7.4.8), a tribe of Taprobane or Ceylon, who occupied the SE. corner of the island below the Malea mountains (Adam's Peak). They appear to have had a port called Ἡλίου λίμην, probably in the neighbourhood of the present Vintam. Near to them was a river called the Barace (Ptol. 7.4.5). It is not unlikely that the river and the people had once the same name, which has since been modified by the change of the initial letters.

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