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W. of Cattack, and 163 W. S. W of Calcutta.
Long. 85. 38. E., lat. 21. 52. N.

Kooshaub, a town of Hindoostan, in Lahore,
seated on the Belut,
88 m. W. of Lahore. Long.
71. 20. E., lat. 30. 55. N.

Kopys, a fortified town of European Russia, in
the government of Mohilef; seated on the Dnie-
per, 28 m. N. of Mohilet.

Kordofnn, a country of central Africa, situated
to the W. of the Bahr-el-Abiad, between the
kingdom of Darfur and that of Sennaar. It is
sometimes independent, and sometimes subject to
the one or the other of these states. The inhabi-
tants are said to be extremely licentious in their
manners, and cherish a most inveterate enmity
against those of Darfur. Ibeit is the capital,
Korfakan, a town of Arabia, in Oman, on a bay
cf the gulf of Ormus, 110 m. N. by W. of Rostak.
Korgan. See Jorjan.

I Koriacs, a people of Siberia, who inhabit that
part of the government of Okhotsk which lies
around the gulf of Penginskaia, and N. as far as
the banks of the Anadir. They are divided into
two sorts. Those called simply Koriacs have a
fixed residence, and the resemblance between
them and the Kamtschadales is very striking.
The others are wanderers, and are known by the
appellation of Reindeer Koriacs; they roam in
detached parties over these vast deserts, and are
noted hunters and robbers. Their only property
consists in their herds of reindeer, which they
maintain by conducting them to those cantons
that abound with moss ; and, when these pas-
tures are exhausted, they wander in search of
others. The number of fixed Koriacs scarcely
exceeds 900 ; and, though it is not easy to calcu-
late that of the wandering Koriacs, it is imagined
that they do not much exceed this amount. The
features of the majority of the Koriacs are not
Asiatic ; and they might be considered as Euro-
peans, but for their low stature, their ill shape,
and the color of their skin. In general the wo-
men have sunken eyes, flat noses, and prominent
cheeks, and in going about they carry their chil-
dren in a kind of net or basket arched over, in
which the infant is placed in a sitting posture,
and sheltered from the weather. They acknow-
ledge a Supreme Being, the creator of all things.
He is supposed to inhabit the sun, whose burning
orb they consider as the throne or palace of the
Lord of Nature. They neither fear nor worship
him: goodness, they say, is his essence; and it
is impossible he should do any injury. The prin-
ciple of eril they consider as a malignant spirit,
who divides with the good Being the empire of
nature. As th^^ie is intent on the happiness of
mans.ind, the other endeavours to render them
unhappy. D
iseases, tempests, famine, calamities
of everv kind, are his works, and the instru-
ments of his vengeance. To pacify his wrath,
they offer-to him various animals, the first fruits
of their hunting fishing, and whatever they
possess that is sa^sst valuable ; but there is no
temple set apart for his votaries, who conceive
that they render him propitious by piously getting
drunk in their jjouBts: for drunkenness is become
with these people
a rrhgsoas practice, and the
basis of all their solemnities.

Korineki, a valley in the island of Sumatra,
behind the range
A aaawntains which forms the
boundary H tip
j cj'j jps of Anak, Sungei, and
It /.rtirs a fine lake, which abounds
with hsh, and
Jranks are covered with villa-

Koros Black, a river of Hungary, which rises
in the palatinate of Bihar, and falls into the
Theyss, near Czongrad, in the palatinate of Bek-

Korotseha, a town of European Russia, in the
government of Kursk, on a river of the same name
with a manufacture of saltpetre. 44 m. S. E. of

Korsor. See Corsoer.

Kortright, p.t. Delaware Co. N. Y. Pop

Kosel, or Kosta, a fortified town of Prussia, in
Silesia, on the river Oder, 17 m. N. of Ratibor.

Kosie, a considerable kingdom of Western Af
rica, situated on the E. side of the river Lagos,
about 60 nt. from its mouth. By this situation
the people of Kosie command the trade of all the
slaves which are brought down the river; and
they prevent all communication between the tra-
ders of Lagos and those of the interior. The
capital, of the same name, is said to be of great
extent, and its buildings are described as resem
bling those of Coomassie, the capital of Ashantee

Koslof. See Eupatoria.

Kostroma, a town of Russia, capital of a govern
ment of the same name, and a bishop’s see. It is
surrounded by a strong wall, and situate on a riv-
er of the same name, at its entrance into the Vol-
ga. 350 m. E. S. E. of Petersburg. Long. 41.
14. xc2xa3., lat. 57. 40. N.

Kotta, a town and fortress of Hindoostan, in the
province of Agimere, seated on the Chumbul.
Long. 75. 49. xc2xa3., lat. 25. 15. N.

Kottokolee, a city of Central Africa, capital of
a country of the same name, of which the situa-
tion and extent are not accurately known.

Kotun, a city of Usheck Tartary, in Cashgur
110 m. S. E. of Ireken. Long. 81. 36. E., lat. 37.
50. N.

Koue-te, a city of China, of the first rank, in the
province of Ho-nan. It is seated in a vast plain,
between 2 large rivers, 312 m. S. of Pekin. Long.

115. 29. E., lat. 34. 30. N.

Kous, or Coss, a town of Egypt, on the E. bank
of the Nile, once a place of great wealth atyl trade
being the staple of commerce between the Nile
and the Red Sea. 18 m. S. of Dendera, and 45.
N. N. E. of Esnb.

Kowno, a town of Russian Lithuania, with a
brisk trade, particularly in honey, wax, &c. It is
seated at the conflux of the Wilna, and Niemen,
66 m. W. N. W. of Wilna.

Kozlov, a large town of European Russia, in
the government of Tambov. The chief trade is
in cattle, which are sold to the Don Cossacs, and
in tallow and salt meat, which are sent to Mos-
cow. It is seated on the Voronet, 48 m. W. N.
W. of Tambov.

Krainbmg, a town of Bavaria, seated on the Inn
5 m. N. E. of Burkhausen.

Krainburg, a town of Austrian Illyria, in Car-
niola, with a castle seated on the Save, 20 m. N.
W. of Laubach.

Kranixhfe.'d, a town of Germany, in the princi-
pality of Saxe-Gotha, on the river Urn, 12 m. S.
E. of Erfurt.

Krappitz, a town of Prussian Silesia, with a
castle, at the conflux of the Prudnitz with the
Oder, 14 m. S. of Oppelen.

Krasnoiarsk, a flourishing town of Asiatic Rus-
aia, in the government of Tomsk with a trade in
furs, and a considerable transit of commodities
for the trade with China and Siberia, the great
road from Tomsk to Irkutsk passing through it

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