tanganin

In Cannanore (present-day Kannur), a city in India, 16th century, a unit of capacity, = 16 canadas, about 1.4 liters. Also called a tangalis.

K[uzhippalli] S[karia] Mathew.
Portuguese Trade with India in the sixteenth century.
New Delhi: Manohar, 1983.

Page 241, citing

Antonio Nunez.
Lyvro dos pesos da Ymdia, e assy medidas e mohedas.
1554.
page 57ff.

which is published in

Rodrigo José de Lima Felner.
Subsídios para a história da India Portugueza...
Lisbon: Academia Real das Sciencias, 1868.

 

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