PARU´TAE (Παροῦται, Ptol. 6.17.3), a tribe placed by Ptolemy on the outskirts of the Paropamisus in Ariana.
It is probable that these people derive their name from the Sanscrit Parvata, meaning mountain tribes. [V]
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