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CHORA´SMII

Eth. CHORA´SMII (Eth. Χωράσμιοι, Her. 3.93, 117; Strab. xi. p.513; Dionys. Per. 10.746; Arrian, 4.15; Curt. 7.4, 8.1; 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.

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.16
    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 7.4
    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 8.1
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