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CALAMA (τὰ Καλαμα, Arrian, Ind. 26), a small place on the coast of Gedrosia, which was visited by Nearchus and his fleet. The modern name appears to be Churmut. In an old Portuguese map the place is called Rio de la Kalameta, which seems, as Vincent has suggested, to be intermediate between the ancient form Kalama and the more modern Churmut. (Vincent, Voyage of Nearchus, vol. i. p. 239.)


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