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(the Ottoman Turkish name for Chios, the Greek name of this island and of its capital; ṣaḳi̊z means “gum mastic”, a testimony to the product for which Chios was famous), an island in the eastern Aegean alongside the Turkish coast, from which only 8 km/5 miles separate it at the narrowest point of the strait of Chios ( Ṣaḳi̊z bog̲h̲azi̊ ); the large peninsula of Karaburun on the mainland, jutting north, separates the island’s northern half from the gulf and port of Smyrna [see izmir in Suppl.].

With an area of 841 km2, it is the fifth largest island of the Aegean after Crete [see iḳrītis̲h̲ ], Euboea…

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Soucek, S., “Ṣaḳi̊z”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6506>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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