In parts of India influenced by Portugal, 16ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, about 220.32 kilograms. A version of the candy.

K[uzhippalli] S[karia] Mathew.
Portuguese Trade with India in the sixteenth century.
New Delhi: Manohar, 1983.

Page 236, citing
Antonio Nunez.
Lyvro dos pesos da Ymdia, e assy medidas e mohedas.
page 48.
which is published in
Rodrigo José de Lima Felner.
Subsídios para a história da India Portugueza...
Lisbon: Academia Real das Sciencias, 1868.

Afzal Ahmed.
Indo-Portuguese Trade in Seventeenth Century (1600-1663).
New Delhi: Gian Publishing House, 1991.

Page 198. Ahmed does not break out his sources for individual units, but most of them are codices held by the Historical Archives of Goa in Panaji.


In Cochin, India, 16ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, about 218.27 liters. A version of the candy.

Nunez, pages 57ff.

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