bongkal [Malay]

See also buncal.

In Malaysia, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass used for precious metals, approximately 53.9 grams.

United Nations, 1966.


bungkal or bongkal. I. A measure of weight (832 grains); especially for precious metals; a tahil or 16 mayam, or, approximately, 1¹⁄₃ oz..

Wilkinson, 1901, page 104.

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