See also chupa, chupak.
In Singapore, a unit of capacity, = ¼ gantang, the volume occupied by 1.66 pounds avoirdupois of water at 62°F, about 1 imperial quart. Also spelled choopah.
Simmonds says 2½ imperial pints.
In Melaka, 9 pounds avoirdupois of water. ???
On the island of Penang = ¼ gantang, about 1.113 liters.
In Atjeh, = ¼ bamboo, 416 grams. Also called a caul.
At Bengkulu and Fort Marlborough = ¼ koolah, about 1.032 liters.
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