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Eth. COTTABANI (Eth. Κατταβήνοι), a people of Arabia, to the east of the Omanitae, the modern Omán, extending to the mountains of the Asabi, at the entrance to the Persian gulf. (Ptol. 6.7.) They are referred by Forster to the Beni-Kahtan, or Joctanite family of Arabs, the classical name being merely an inversion of their well-known native appellation. (Arabia, vol. i. p. lxxvi., vol. ii. p. 154.)


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