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 -  The saffon of Persia of the text may perhaps mean
_turmeric_. The cambals may possibly mean camblets. - E.]

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The Saffon Of Persia Of The Text May Perhaps Mean _Turmeric_.

The cambals may possibly mean camblets.

- E.]

[Footnote 421: These seem to be the mountains of Imaus, called Cumao by the natives. - _Hakluyt_.

The Himmaleh mountains, dividing Bootan from Thibet, said to be visible from the plains of Bengal at the distance of 150 miles. - E.]

From Chittigong in Bengal, I went to _Bacola_[422], the king of which country is a Gentile of an excellent disposition, who is particularly fond of shooting with a gun. His country is large and fertile, having great abundance of rice, and manufactures much silk, and cloths of cotton. The houses of this city are good and well built, with large streets. The people go naked, except a cloth round their waists, and the women wear many silver hoops about their necks and arms, and rings of silver, copper, and ivory about their legs. From thence I went to _Serrepore_ upon the Ganges, the king or rajah of which is called Chondery. They are all hereabouts in rebellion against the great Mogul, for there are so many rivers and islands that they escape from one to another, so that his horsemen cannot prevail against them. Great store of cotton cloth is made here. _Sinnergan_ is a town six leagues from _Serrepore_, where the best and finest cotton cloth of all the east is made[423]. The chief king of all those countries is called Isa-khan, being supreme over all the other kings or rajahs, and is a great friend to the Christians.

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