canada [Portuguese]

Various units of liquid capacity used for wine, at least as early as the 12ᵗʰ century¹, most = ¹⁄₁₂ almude. Also spelled canado, canhado, canhada.

1. Henrique da Gama Barros.
Historia da Administração Publica em Portugal seculos XII a XV. vol 10.
Lisbon: Livaria sá da Costa, n.d.
Page 67.

Locale Equivalents Liters Source
Portugal Lisbon  link to a table showing relationships between Portuguese units of capacity 1.38  
Porto 2.09 liters. = ¹⁄₁₂th of an almude, but the almude of Porto is 25.08 liters, while that of Lisbon is 16.54 L. It is more likely to be spelled canhada.    
For a lengthy list of local values in the 19th century, see this table.    
Brazil opens map showing location of Brazil Rio de Janeiro ¹⁄₁₂th of an almude, about 2.662 liters.chart symbol chart symbol Under "medida", Doursrther says: A rio-Janeiro, Bresil, la medida pour liquides est censee egale a 2 canadas de Lisbonmne et se divise en 4 quartilhos = 2.778 liters. La    
Bahia this link goes to another website,
19ᵗʰ century
5¹⁄₇ canadas of Lisbon, about 7.09 liters.   D
Sri Lanka, 19ᵗʰ century Colombo showing the English influence, = ¹⁄₅ velte = 2 quarts = 30 drams = 2²⁄₃ imperial pints. 1.51 D
Cape Verde Islands
? – 20ᵗʰ century,
about 1.4 UN

Key to sources

D Doursther (1840).

UN United Nations, 1966

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