A Mayan unit of length, = ¹⁄₂₀ azab, estimated by Calderon at 2.275 millimeters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

Hector M. Calderon
La Ciencia Matematica de los Mayas.
Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Orion, 1966.


Chanchan .l. ma chanchan cosa poca, pequena o chica.

Chanchan or ma chanchan a little, small or short thing.

Antonio de Ciudad Real.
Calepino Maya de Motul.
Critical edition edited and annotated by René Acuña.
Mexico: Plaza y Valdes Editores, 2001.

Page 191. The Calepino Maya de Motul, a dictionary, was composed in Yucatan in the 16ᵗʰ and 17ᵗʰ centuries.


ചാണ്‍ In Kerala, India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of length,

Cháṇ, Mal[ayalam]. (ചാണ്‍) a span, a span measure.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 100.

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