This is a book title:

島夷誌略

by Wang Dayuan

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daoyi_Zhil%C3%BCe

 

Needs more than mechanical translat seeion. Would possibly need reflection of oceanic or mariner culture. This is a composition that gives some of the earliest details the life of a proto-Malay oceanic people called the Orange Laut, translated into Bahasa Malayu as “Ocean People”. They lived and travelled on their boats. They bound the spirits of the trees from which they were hewn in the boat. The spirit of the land and the sea interwoven. Typical shitty contemporary predicament, though.

Would like ancient descriptions of nomadic sea people please. If you could assist, I will send you an oil painting.

Cheers

EDIT:

I dug a bit

I found this link. The hypertext layer makes the account more mysterious.

http://ntireader.org/corpus_entry.php?uri=gloss/daoyizhilue-gloss.html

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daoyi zhilüe [Dao Yi Zhi]