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Ansiam, which is called Queda,A in which also there is much shipping, and great interchange of merchandise. And many ships of the Moors and from other parts come there. Very good pepper grows in the country, which they carry to Malaca, and thence to China. This King of Ansiam has three other sea ports between Malaca and Tenasery, of which I do not know the names, and he possesses many cities, towns, and other villages. Throughout the country in the interior the people are Gentiles, and Moors do not enter there, and if at any time any Moor goes there to trade with them, they do not permit him to carry arms. There is much gold in this kingdom which is collected in the country, particularly in the lordship of Pani, which is beyond Malacca towards China, and has always belonged to the kingdom of Siam, until now that it has risen up against it, and does not obey it, but has rather placed itself in subjection to the King of Malacca. And so likewise in this kingdom of Siam, there is another lordship and country of Gentiles, in subjection to it, which is called Sara hangor,3 in which there is much tin, which they carry to the city of Malacca as merchandise, and hence they carry it to all parts. The king and people of the kingdom of Ansyam, who are Gentiles, greatly honour their idols, and have many customs different from those of the other nations. They go naked from the waist upwards, and some wear small jackets of silk stuffs. The country is very well supplied with provisions, flesh of domestic and
1 Qaeda, Ortelius ; Keddah, Malay State tributary to Siam, it derives its name from the Arabic, a cup. Eamusio and Lisbon edit., Quedaa.
a Olba Tavay cidade, onde comega De Syao o largo imperio tao comprido Tenessary, Queda, que he so cabega Das que pimienta aly tern produzido ;
Mays avante fareys que se conhega Malaca, por Emperio ennobrecido,
Onde toda a provineia domar grande,
Suas mercadorias ricas mande.aaLusiadas, x, stanza 123.
2 Paam, Ortelius; Pahang, now an independent Malay State.
3 Not in Ortelius ; Salangore, an independent Malay State.3 Not in Ortelius ; Salangore, an independent Malay State.