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AUALI´TES SINUS

AUALI´TES SINUS (Αὐαλίτης κόλπος, Steph. B. sub voce Ἀβαλίτης in some manuscripts of Ptolemy, 4.7. § § 27, 39; Plin. Nat. 6.29. s. 34; Arrian. Perip. Mar. Eryth. p. 6: Eth. Αὐαλίτης), the modern Zeyla, in Abyssinia, was a deep bay on the eastern coast of Africa, in lat. 11° N., SW. of the Straits of Bab-el-Man-deb. At the head of the bay was a town Avalites; and the inhabitants of the immediate district were called Avalitae. They were dependent upon the kingdom of Axum.

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.29
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 4.7
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