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ANDROPHAGI (Gr. for " man-eaters ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 976 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANDROPHAGI (Gr. for " man-eaters "), an ancient nation of cannibals north of Scythia (Herodotus iv. 18, ro6), probably in the forests between the upper waters of the Dnieper and Don. They were most likely Finns (Samoyed has the same meaning) and perhaps the ancestors of the Mordvinians (q.v.).
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