(Μαλλοί; Malloí). Indian people at the confluence of the Punjab rivers Hydaspes, Acesines  and Hydraotes, with several fortified cities. In league with the Oxydracae, they violently resisted Alexander the Great. They are probably the ancient Indian Mālava who later emigrated to the east and are attested numismatically and epigraphically in Rājasthān (2nd cent. BC) and in Madhya Pradesh. Their name there is still preserved as Mālwā.
K. K. Das Gupta, The Mālava, 1966.
▲ Back to top ▲
Cite this page
Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e719750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510