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.

Cape Verde Islands
? – 20th century,
about 1.4 L

United Nations, 1966.

Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro 1.38 L link to a table showing relationships between Portuguese units of capacity
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.
Brazil globe icon ¹⁄₁₂th of an almude, about 2.662 liters.
Bahia, Brazil
19th century
5¹⁄₇ canadas of Lisbon, about 7.09 liters. An outlier.

Doursther (1840).

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 19th century showing the English influence, = ¹⁄₅ velte = 2 quarts = 30 drams = 2²⁄₃ imperial pints, about 1.51 liters.


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