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Kannanūr
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, cannanore, a port on the Malabar coast of southwestern peninsular India in lat. 11° 521 N. and long. 75° 221 E.

Ibn Baṭṭūṭa sailed down this coast in 743/1342, and though he does not mention Kannanūr by name, it seems that his mention of the powerful ruler of D̲j̲urfattan, whose ships traded with the Persian Gulf, ʿUmān and South Arabia, refers to the local ruler there ( Riḥla , iv, 82-3). Aḥmad b. Mād̲j̲id (wrote ca. 895/1489-90) certainly speaks specifically of the “Bay of Kannanūr” in his account of the Malabar coastline (G. R. Tibbett, Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean before the …

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Bosworth, C.E., “Kannanūr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3870>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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