India, A great riche countre called in Englishe Indie, lying on the sontheast part of the world, whiche as Ptolomeus writeth, is denided into two partes. The one is called Indie within the riuer of Ganges, which on the west is bounded with Arcosia & Gedrosia, on the east, with the great riuer called Ganges: on the north, with the hill called Imaus: on the south and wesr, with part of the Indian sea. The other part of Indie without Ganges, is bounded on the west, with the sayd riuer Ganges: on the north, with part of Scithia and Setica: on the east, with the region called Sinarum: on the south with the Indian sea. Nearchus, great Aleranders admitall, affirmed (as Arrianus writeth) % it was fonre moneths iourney by the playnes of Indie, Megasthenes sayde, that the bredth of Indie from the east to the west, contáyneth 16000, furlonges, whiche is 2102, miles. The length from the North to the South, 22000, furlonges, which is 2850. myles. Ctesias affirmeth it to be as much as the residue of Asia. But Onesicritus, which wrote the actes of Alerander, deemeth it to bee the thirde parte of Asia. There are alway two sommers, and sruites and grayne twise gathered. The windes be always temperate, the beastes and soules much greater than in the other countreys, and of more diuers kindes. The names of the countreys and cities there, be now otherwise than they were in the tyme of the aunciente writers. They which be now knowne, shall be declared in their places, with the Mountaynes and Ryuers, whiche are greate aboue all other.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Indĭa, ae, f., India, a country extending from the Indus to China, Cic. Tusc. 5, 27, 77 sq.; Cat. 43, 6; Verg. G. 1, 57 al.: citerior, India this side of the Ganges: ulterior,