In Spanish, one meaning of botija is “earthenware jar”.


In Ecuador, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, = ½ arroba = 5.75 kilograms (approximately 12.68 pounds). opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

United Nations, 1966.


In Bolivia, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, various units of liquid capacity:

Department Town Volume
in liters
Chuquisaca Camargo 46.5  
Sud Cinti 25.85  
Potosi Cotagaita 30.66 wine
Santa Cruz Buena Vista 27  
Montero 102 molasses
Warnes 56  
Tarija Concepción 30  
Padcaya 30  
San Lorenzo 30  
Tarija 41.25 wine
30 singanis (Bolivian pisco)

[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.

Page 9, 27, 37 and 41. (Page numbering is not continuous.)

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