Wang Dayuan’s Account of Banda

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Fig. 1— My attempt at writing writing ‘Banda’ <wuntan> in ‘Phags-pa Chinese. Just for fun! Both syllables were probably pronounced with ping tones.
Fig. 2— The ‘Sea of Taprobana’ (an old name for Sri Lanka or occasionally also Sumatra) on the Fra Mauro map, made in Venice in around 1450. The island below the word <MARE> is Banda, and is labelled <bandã>.

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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Medieval Indonesia

Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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