The Pāli name of China. It is several
times mentioned in the Milindapañha (121, 327), once as a place where ships
congregate (359). Nāgasena speaks (121) of a contemporary Cīnarājā who could
charm the ocean by an Act of Truth and could enter the ocean to a distance of
one league in his chariot drawn by lions, the waves rolling back at his
The Apadāna (ii.359) speaks of the
Cīnarattha in a list of countries and tribes.
The Commentaries (E.g.,VibhA..159) speak
of the softness of Chinese silk (Cīnapata).