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a race descended from Javan (Genesis 10:4)
They are known in secular history as the Dardani, originally inhabiting Illyricum. They were a semi-Pelasgic race, and in the ethnographical table (Genesis 10) they are grouped with the Chittim.
In 1 Chronicles 1:7, they are called Rodanim. The LXX and the Samaritan Version also read Rhodii, whence some have concluded that the Rhodians, the inhabitants of the island of Rhodes, are meant.