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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Esther 1:1 8:9 , the country lying east of the ancient Persia and Bactria, so named from the river Indus which passed through it. The India of the ancients extended more to the north and west than modern India; and the southern region, now best known to us, was comparatively unknown until the era of modern navigation.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'India'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/i/india.html. 1859.