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The Kingdoms To The South Of Calicut

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This chapter talks about the kingdoms that are present to the south of Calicut. Calicut is the place where ships from Mecca bring the cargoes. It was ruled by King Samorin. Quorongolez is rich in pepper. Coleu and Chomandarla have cotton cloth. Pearls are available in Cael. Ceilão is rich in cinnamon and sapphires. Camatarra is famous for silk. Xarnauz has benzoin and aloe. Tenacar has brazil-wood. Bengala has silver, sugar, cotton and silk cloth. Malacca has porcelain, silk and tin. Pegu has rubies and gold. Conimata has sapphires and brazil-wood. Pater has rhubarb and spiral rubies. The chapter also describes how the elephants fight and how the wild elephants are captured as they wander in the forest. A price list for spices that are sold in Alexandria is also given in the chapter.

Keywords: brazil-wood; Calicut; kingdoms; Mecca; pepper; rhubarb; south



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