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" The body of the inhabitants of K'un lun is black, as if covered with black varnish. They make slaves from amidst their own people and sell them to foreign merchants, receiving in exchange dresses and other articles. "
On the Knowledge Possessed by the Ancient Chinese of the Arabs and Arabian ... - Page 15
by E. Bretschneider - 1871 - 27 pages
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, Volume 19

Oriental literature - 1887
...review. It is there said that JTün hin is a land in the south-western sea. " The body of the inhabitants is black, as if covered with black varnish. They make...receiving in exchange dresses and other articles." 2 40. References to slaves of Kün lun is not unfrequent in Chinese literature. In the article on Sumatra...
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, Volume 19

Oriental literature - 1887
...review. It is there said that K'iin lun is a land in the south-western sea. " The body of the inhabitants is black, as if covered with black varnish. They make...receiving in exchange dresses and other articles." a 40. References to slaves of Kiin lun is not unfrequent in Chinese literature. In the article on Sumatra...
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Zanzibar: Its History and Its People

W.H. Ingrams - History - 1967 - 537 pages
...sea. There is found a large bird p'eng, which obscures the sun in flying, and can swallow a camel. The body of the inhabitants of K'un lun is black,...receiving in exchange dresses and other articles." The p'eng or pheng is the rukh. I have discussed the occurrence of this bird in a pamphlet called Sindbad...
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