On the first page of Chapter VII in Thomas Deloney's novel Jack of Newbury, the narrator tells us (italics from the original),
Halfe the day sometime would hee sit by her, as shee was waighing wooll, often sighing and sobbing to himselfe, yet saying nothing, as if he had been tonguelesse, like the men of Coromandae; and the loather to speake, for that hee could speak but bad English.
Which part of the world is Deloney referring to? Which people were supposed to be "tongueless"? Searching for Coromandae, I find the Coromandel peninsula in New Zealand, which did not receive its current name until 1820, and the Coromandel Coast in southeast India, whose name is probably more recent than Deloney's novel (the Dutch didn't reach Coromandel governorate until 1606). At this point, I doubt that I'm on the right track with "Coromandel", so where did Deloney get the name "Coromandae"?