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    in southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand

    It's in "The First Christian Theologians" by G.R. Evans.
    "In AD 535 the voyager Cosmas Indicopleustes reports having encountered Christian coreligionists 20 years earlier in ports along the South China costs and in southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand."
    I am not sure about in southern Sri Lanka, in southern Bangladesh and in southern Thailand as well or "in southern" is related to India only?
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    Re: in southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    It's in "The First Christian Theologians" by G.R. Evans.
    "In AD 535 the voyager Cosmas Indicopleustes reports having encountered Christian coreligionists 20 years earlier in ports along the South China costs coasts and in southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand."
    I am not sure about in southern Sri Lanka, in southern Bangladesh and in southern Thailand as well or "in southern" is related to India only?
    Thank you.
    The "southern" only concerns India. One could also write "For breakfast we are having hot ham, warm toast, iced tea, and frozen bananas". One could also write "...in southern Sri Lanka, northern Bangladesh, and the sunny highlands of western Montana".

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    Re: in southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand

    And if it would be about southern parts of all these countries, how one should write: "in southern India, in southern Sri Lanka, in southern Bangladesh and in southern Thailand"?

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    Re: in southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand

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    And if it would be about southern parts of all these countries, how one should one write: "in southern India, in southern Sri Lanka, in southern Bangladesh and in southern Thailand"?
    That would be one way. You could also write "In the southern parts of the following countries: India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Thailand".

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    Re: in southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    It's in "The First Christian Theologians" by G.R. Evans.
    "In AD 535 the voyager Cosmas Indicopleustes reports having encountered Christian coreligionists 20 years earlier in ports along the South China costs and in southern India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand."
    I am not sure about in southern Sri Lanka, in southern Bangladesh and in southern Thailand as well or "in southern" is related to India only?
    Thank you.
    One has to be careful about adjectives that come before a list. They seem to apply to all the items in the list. When this is not the case, one should list the modified item at the end. Imagine your sentence as: "In AD 535 the voyager Cosmas Indicopleustes reports having encountered Christian coreligionists 20 years earlier in ports along the South China coast and in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, and southern India". No confusion there.

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