In southern India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, = 2 seers.


In Coimbatore, India, ? – early 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of land area, about 3.83 acres. In 1885 a government report asserted that “The acre is the only land measure known in the district since the introduction of the survey and settlement.”¹

1. Manual of the Administration of the Madras Presidency… Volume II.
Madras: Printed by E. Keys, at the Government Press, 1885.

Page 509.


In Bengal, a unit of mass = 2 ratis.


Baḷḷa, Buḷḷa, Karn. () A measure of capacity, containing 48 double handfuls, or two Sers. A large land measure in Coimbatore, equal to 3.83 acres. Beng. ( ) A weight of two Ratis.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 52.

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