jemba [Malay]

1

In Malaysia, ? – 20th century, a unit of length, = 2 depas = 4 yards (about 3.658 meters). Apparently this unit is no longer in use.

United Nations, 1955. Not in the 1966 edition.

sources

jÄ›mba. … II. A measure of length; the equivalent of twelve feet; a “jumba” in old land titles.

R[ichard] J[ames] Wilkinson.
A Malay-English Dictionary. Part I. (ALIF to ZA)
Singapore: Kelly & Walsh, Ltd., 1901.
Page 230.

2

In Malaysia, ? – present, a unit of area, (the square jemba) = 4 square depas = 144 square feet, approximately 13.378 square meters. Symbol, j.

100 jemba = 1 penjuru. The jemba is usually used in combination with the relong (about 2870 square meters, 0.71 acres).

Some sources say that 1 relong = 484 jemba, however, that does not agree with the Malaysian government's report to the UN.

United Nations, 1966.

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