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PARGYE´TAE (Παργυῆται), a tribe who, according to Ptolemy (6.18.3), occupied part of the chain of the Paropamisus (Hindu Kúsh). There can be little doubt that they lived along what are now called the Solimán Koh, a great chain of mountains which extends nearly SW. from Cábul parallel with the Panjáb. There is some doubt as to the correct orthography of their name; and it seems most probable that the real form is Parsyetae or Paryetae, which is also given by Ptolemy as the name of another portion of the chain of the Paropamisus. Both probably derive their name from the Sanscrit Parvata, which means mountains.


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