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Παροπάμισος). The part of the great chain of mountains in Central Asia lying between the Sariphi Mountains (Mountains of Kohistan) on the west and Mount Imaus (Himalaya) on the east, or from about the sources of the river Margus on the west to the point where the Indus breaks through the chain on the east. The Greeks sometimes called them the Indian Caucasus (Caucasus Indicus), a name which has come down to our times in the native form of Hindu Kush. Its inhabitants were called Paromisadae or Paropamisii, the former name being also given to their territory, which was approximately the eastern part of Afghanistan and part of the Punjab west of the Indus.

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