According to De Faria, this event was occasioned
by the Moorish
admiral of Calicut, without the knowledge of the zamorin, who
instigated Cabral to the attempt in hope of injuring the Portuguese,
and sent information to the Moors to be on their guard. He adds that
Cabral, having discovered the fraud, restored the ship and cargo to
the owners, whom he satisfied for their damages, in order to gain the
favour of the rajah of Cochin.—Astl. I. 45.
 Perhaps meant by Lichefild instead of emperor;
or it may be some
native term of dignity.—E.
 The latitude of Cochin is almost 10 N. while
Calient is about 11
 This Michael Jougue or Joghi, is said to have
been a bramin, or
Malabar priest; one of these devotees who wander about the country,
girt with chains and daubed with filth. Those wanderers, if
idolaters, are named Jogues; and Calandars if Mahometans.—Astl. I. 47.
 The rajah who then reigned at Cochin is named
Trimumpara, by De Faria, De Barros, and other early writers.—Astl. I.
 In other parts of Castaneda, this officer is called the kutwal—E.
 According to De Barros, the rajah of Cochin was
offended by the
conduct of the zamorin, on several accounts, and among the rest for
monopolising the trade on the Malabar coast.—Astl. I. 43. a. We may
easily conceive that one strong ground of favour to the Portuguese at
Cochin, was in hopes by their means to throw off the yoke of the
 One of these Christians died during the voyage,
but the other, named
Joseph, arrived in Portugal. This is the Josephus Indus, or Joseph
the Indian, under whose name there is a short voyage in Grynaeus: which
properly speaking is only an account of Cranganore and its inhabitants,
particularly the Christians and their ceremonies, with some account of
Calient, Kambaya, Guzerat, Ormuz, and Narsinga, very short and
unsatisfactory.—Astl. I. 48. b.
 Called Caitaio in the original, but obviously
Cathay, or Northern
China, in which we have formerly seen that there were Nestorian
 In Lichefilds translation, the account of the
day of these Indian
Christians runs thus, which we do not pretend to understand: “They
have their day, which they do call Intercalor, which is of forty
This account of the Christians found in India by the Portuguese, is exceedingly imperfect and unsatisfactory; but it would lead to a most inconvenient length to attempt supplying the deficiency. Those of our readers who are disposed to study this interesting subject, will find it discussed at some length in Mosheim, and there is a good abstract relative to these Oriental sects given by Gibbon, in the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.—E.
 Named Canyfistola in Lichefilds translation.