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DAGASEIRA

DAGASEIRA (Δαγάσειρα, Arrian Ind. chap. 29), a small place, perhaps a headland, visited by the fleet of Nearchus. It was in the country of the Icthyophagi. Forbiger thinks that it is represented by Cape Iask, but this would seem to be more to the westward at Carpella. If the word be of Arabian origin, its original form may have been Dah-jezireh, the island of Dah. The whole district was anciently called Gedrosia. (Vincent, Voyage of Nearchus, vol. i. p. 274.)

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