364-365). I observe
that the river running to the east of Pu-eul and Ssemao (Puer and
Esmok) is called Papien-Kiang, the name of which is perhaps a
memorial of the Pape.
[The old Laocian kingdom of Xieng-mai [Kiang-mai], called
Muong-Yong by the Pa-y, was inhabited by the Pa-pe Si-fu or Bat-ba
T'uc-phu; the inhabitants called themselves Thai-niai or great Thai.
(Deveria, Frontiere, p. 100. Ch. ix. of the Chinese work
Sze-i-kwan-kao is devoted to Xieng-mai Pa-pe), which includes the
subdivisions of Laos, Xieng Hung [Kiang Hung] and Muong-Ken.
(Deveria, Mel. de Harlez, p. 97.) - H.C.]
CONCERNING THE PROVINCE OF ANIN.
Anin is a Province towards the east, the people of which are subject to
the Great Kaan, and are Idolaters. They live by cattle and tillage, and
have a peculiar language. The women wear on the legs and arms bracelets of
gold and silver of great value, and the men wear such as are even yet more
costly. They have plenty of horses which they sell in great numbers to the
Indians, making a great profit thereby. And they have also vast herds of
buffaloes and oxen, having excellent pastures for these.