(Plural, habat.)

In Sudan opens map showing location of Sudan, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass used for gold, = 100 milligrams.¹ Amery reports it at 122 milligrams.²

Where is Sudan?

A map showing the location of Sudan.

1. United Nations, 1966.

2. H[arald] F[rançois] S[aphir] Amery.
English-Arabic Vocabulary for the Use of Officials of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, compiled in the Intelligence Department of the Egyptian Army.
Cairo: Al-Mokattam Printing Office, 1905.


In Egypt, 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, about 65 milligrams.

Halil İnalcık notes (page 317) that in the 14ᵗʰ century a unit for pearls called the ḥabba is recorded in the Mukātebāt-i Rasīdī, the Resālä-ye Faläkiyyä, or both.


In Egypt, a unit of land area = 1/3 qīrāṭ = ¹⁄₇₂ faddān, about 58.345 square meters.

Hinz, page 66.


In Arabia, a unit of mass, about 50 milligrams. In concept, the weight of a grain of barley.

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