angula

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. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system. Reported in 1836, 2.07 cm: opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system Also romanized (19ᵗʰ century) as ungoola.

Some local values: Goalpara (Assam);

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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.

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