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An unidentified polity in maritime Southeast Asia which appears in only one MSL reference. Mills (1970; 221) tentatively suggests that the name refers to the Patani area, but he cites no evidence. Others suggest, on the basis of phonetic similarity, Lake Dampar in Malaysia (Chen, Xie and Lu 1986; 725). The Hokkien reading of the characters (dam-ba) strongly suggests the polity of Demak on the northern coast of Java.

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