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, which Westerners remember chiefly through Sinbad the Sailor.


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

United Nations, 1966.


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.

A map showing the location of Oman.

Where is Oman and Muscat?

Sorry. No information on contributors is available for this page.

home | units index  | search |  contact drawing of envelope |  contributors | 
help | privacy | terms of use