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COLOE (Κολόη λίμνη, Ptol. 4.7.24, 31; Steph. Byz. s. v.), a lake in Aethiopia, lat. 12° N., through which flows, but with little intermixture of their several waters, the river Astapus (Bahr-el-Azrek), the Blue or Dark River. The lake Coloë is probably the Ψέβωα of Strabo (xvii. p.822), and is the modern Lake Dembea or Tzana. There was also in Aethiopia a town named Coloe (Κολόη πόλις, Ptol. 4.7.25) of which the site is uncertain (Arrian, Peripl. Mar. Erythr. p. 3; Mannert. Geograph. vol. xii. p. 167).


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