jĕngkal [Malay]

See also jĕngkol.

In Malaysia, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of length, = 9 inches.

United Nations, 1966.



jĕngkal. The span between the extremity of the thumb and that of the middle finger, when held apart as widely as possible, and used as a measure of distance.

Wilkinson, 1901, page 225.

Wilkinson describes several interesting modifications of the word, only the last of which is explicity described as a measure:

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