Apes in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(Heb. kophim) are mentioned in 1Ki 10:22 and 2Chr 9:21
There can be little doubt that the apes were brought
from the same country which supplied ivory and peacocks, both
of which are common in Ceylon; and Sir E. Tennent has drawn
attention to the fact that the Tamil names for apes, ivory and
peacocks are identical with the Hebrew.