In Arunachal Pradesh, ? – 21st century, a unit of length, the distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger with the fingers maximally outstretched. It belongs to the span family of units.
The Galo language employs classifiers; in this case the classifier for spans is gop-. Numbers of handspans are indicated by combining a numeral root with the classifier. For example, three spans is gobum.
Galo Welfare Society.
Galo-English Dictionary with English-Galo Index. International Edition.
Compiled by the Galo Language Development Committee.
Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India: Galo Welfare Society, 2009.
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