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may be reckoned the paradises of this world ; Shāb Bavván, the Ghâtéh-i-Demeshk' (or Damascus), the Soghd of Samarkand, and the Nahr (the river or canal) of Ubullah : * and the Shāb Bavván extends twenty-six farsangs, from Arján “ to Nubendján.” SHAMKūR," a city of the fifth climate, in the province of Arrán," and it gives name to the plain or desert called Sahrá Shamküri.” Shūsh,” (equivalent in rhyme to Gūsh,”) a city in the province of Kházistán: it is called Sás" by the Arabs. Shūl,” (equivalent in metre to Ghūl,”) is a tribe of the people of Irán, after whom the territory of Shúlistán" has been so named. SHAHRNAw,” a name signifying “ the city of the ship or boat:” this is a place in Chin."
SAKLAB," the son of Japhet the son of Noah, on whom be the peace of God! After Sakläb is named the most northern region of the seven climates; and in that region such is the coldness of the air, that the people construct their dwellingplaces under ground.
SuvADIK," a city of the seventh climate, between the country of the Franks (or Europeans) and Sakláb. The inhabitants are Christians.
TABR1st AN,” a province of Irán or Persia: it is also called Mázinderán.” The chief city of it is Ámol;" and it comprises besides, Sári," Farrahábád," and other towns; and, according to one account, Tabristán and Dár-al-marz are of the same signification, implying the provinces of Gilán, Mazinderán, Dílmán, Rustamdār, and Jurján.
'u-ke Sclavonia, Siberia, and other northern countries. - "Jere – “Joe Bordering on the ancient
Hyrcania, of which some writers regard it as forming a part.
TokHARESTAN,' * a province situated on the banks of the river Jaihān,” and extending from Balkh" to Kábul,” and from the Kūhistán" (or mountainous region) of Badakhshán" to Gharjestán."
TURTús," a city of the fourth climate, in Syria, near to Masísah.9
* Or “the residence of the Tokhár tribe; ” once a considerable nation, according to Ptolemy, (Geogr. lib. vi. cap. 7.) Tro Še rows Zaptaoras, TOXAPOI, Heya e620s. That most excellent geographer, Major Rennell, seems inclined to think that Ptolemy has placed this tribe too low, and that the Jaxartes may have been its original seat. “It is worthy of re“mark,” adds he, “that two tribes of the names of Taochari “ and Pasiani are now seated near the Araxes in Armenia; the “first answering to the Taochi of Xenophon, the other pro“bably giving its name to the Araxes; as Xenophon calls it “Phasis; so that they seem to have penetrated southward on “both sides of the Caspian.”—See his observations on the Eastern Scythians, or Massagetae, in the “Geography of Herodotus,” p. 227. (Quarto Edition.) But this remark, however
ingenious, could scarcely induce an etymologist conversant in
Eastern languages to regard the tribe of Tokhár (|so Ptole
my's Toxapot above mentioned) as the same with Xenophon's Taochi (Taoxot, Anabas. lib. iv.).
TURTúshAH," a city of the fifth climate, in Andulus, adjoining the territory of the Franks; and this is the last place of Islám, or the country inhabited by the Muselmáns. TARAF,” a territory of Bengálah. TARFAN,” a country of Khatáí.” TAváLish,” a territory between the provinces of Gílán and Mūghān;" it comprises a district inhabited by the people of Tálish."
OMMAN, (or UMMAN,”) a country of the first climate : from this the Bahr-i-Omman (the Sea of Ommān, or the Persian Gulf) derives its name; and the chief town of this country is called Sahhăr.9
ÅMúRíAH," a city of the fifth climate, in Rûm.
Ávás IM,” a country of Shám (or Syria): its chief place is Antakiah. The celebrated historian Ibn Jarír Tabri “ relates that Hárún Ar’ra
shid,” in the year 170, brought families separately from the province of Jezireh and from Kaniserin,” and so peopled this place, and called it Avásim.
GHIJDAvAN,” a place near Bokhárá : from this place the Sheikh Abd al Khálek,” distinguished for his skill in painting, derives the surname of Ghijdáváni.”
GHALATIFúN," an ocean in the extreme borders of the north ; and the islands of it are called Zulmát, or “Darkness.” t
* This was the great Khalīfah (&s-) so distinguished in Arabian and Persian history. The year 170 of the Muhammedan era corresponds to 780 of Christ.
t In the article “TúRAN,” our author has already mentioned the region of Zulmát, the hyperborean country of Cimmerian darkness,