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SAMBASTAE (Σαμβασταί), one of the many small tribes in the district of Pattalene mentioned by Arrian (6.15) as noticed by Alexander and his. troops near the mouths of the Indus. It has been conjectured that the present ruins of Sewistan or Schwan indicate the site of the chief fortress of this people; and Burnes appears to believe that this is the same place noticed by Curtius (9.8)as a stronghold of the Brachmani (Burnes, Travels in Bokhara, iii. p. 57).


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    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 9.8
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