, Her. 3.93, 117; Strab. xi. p.513
; Dionys. Per. 10.746; Arrian, 4.15; Curt. 7.4
; Steph. B. sub voce Ptol. 6.12.4
; Plin. Nat. 6.16
), an extensive tribe of Sogdiana, now represented by Khawarezm,
in the desert country of Khiva,
on the banks of the Gihon.
The name is not always written exactly the same: thus Strabo (xi. p.513
) called the people Chorasmusini, which is probably an error; and in some editions of Ptolemy they are. called Choramnii. They appear to have been of a Scythian stock, and are coupled by ancient authors. with the Daae, Massagetae, and Soghdi. Stephanus, on. the authority of Hecataeus, states that there was also a city called Chorasmia, of which the Chorasmii were the inhabitants.