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《短人》

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1 短人:
短人,魏时闻焉。在康居西北,男女皆长三尺,人众甚多,去奄蔡诸国甚远。康居长老传闻,尝有商旅行北方,迷惑失道而到斯国。中甚多真珠、夜光明月珠,见者不知名此国号,言以意商度,此国去康居可万馀里。突厥本末记云:“突厥窟北马行一月,有短人国,长者不逾三尺,亦有二尺者。头少毛发,若羊胞之状,突厥呼为羊胞头国。其傍无他种类相侵,俗无寇盗。但有大鸟,高七八尺,常伺短人啄而食之。短人皆持弓矢,以为之备。”按此亦在西北,即魏略云短人国是也。

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