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inhabitants of the tropics.

1620s, from Medieval Latin Amphiscii, from Greek amphiskioi “inhabitants of the tropics,” literally “throwing a shadow both ways,” from amphi- “on both sides” (see amphi-) + skia “shadow” (see shine (v.)). Inhabitants of torrid zones, so called because they are “people whose shadow is sometimes to the North, and sometimes to the South” [Cockerham, 1623].


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