bahar

For the unit of length in Iran, see bahr.

The bahar of mass was a unit in the great 17th and 18th century trading system that stretched from the ports of China through the East Indies to India and the eastern coast of Africa, and of which Westerners remember chiefly Sinbad the Sailor.

1

In Muscat and Oman A map showing the location of Oman., ? – 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 808 kilograms.

United Nations, 1966.

2

In Ceylon, 18th and 19th centuries, a unit of mass, = 500 pounds av. Another name for the candy.

Robert Montgomery Martin.
History of the Colonies of the British Empire in the West Indies, South America, North America, Asia...
London: W. H. Allen & Co. and George Routledge, 1843.

Page 396.

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