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BACHILITAE an inland tribe of the Arabian peninsula (Plin. Nat. 6.28. s. 32), perhaps identical with the Anchitae (Ἀγχῖται) of Ptolemy (6.7.23), whom lie places on the Mons Climax next the Sabaei. They are supposed to be a branch of the Joctanite Arabs (Beni-Kahtan), described by Burckhardt as a large tribe, the strongest and most considerable between the Ateybe and Hadramáut. (Forster, Geog. of Arab. vol. ii. p. 283.)


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.28
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