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Author QuotedRobert Knox
Title QuotedHistorical Relation of Zeilon
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/11/29
ImprintColombo : [s.n.]. 1958
Quotation"On the West the City of Columbo, so-called from a Tree the natives call Amba (which bears the mango fruit) growing in that place; but this never bare fruit but only leaves, which in their Language is Cola, and thence they call the Tree Colambo, which the Christians in honor of Columbus turned to Columbo." [Note 79: From Robert Knox's Historical Relation of Zeilon (London, 1681; reissued, Colombo, 1958).]
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 307
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