In India, ? – present, a unit of length, in concept a finger's breadth, or 8 barleycorns laid end to end. Under Akbar the Great, late 16ᵗʰ century, 2.67 centimeters. . Reported in 1836, 2.07 cm: Also romanized (19ᵗʰ century) as ungoola.
Some local values: Goalpara (Assam);
Angula, vernacularly, Angul, S[anskrit]. &c. (from अङ्गुलि, a finger) A linear measure ; eight barleycorns make an Angula, and twelve Angulas a span ; a finger's breadth.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 26.
Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.
Copyright © 2012-2019 Sizes, Inc. All rights reserved.
Last revised: 8 September 2019.