In Swahili-speaking East Africa, 19ᵗʰ – 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of cloth measure equal to a roll about 32 yards long.
D. V. Perrott.
Teach Yourself Swahili.
Paris: The English Universities Press, 1957.
Various other terms are in use for different commodities … calico by the jura, 35 yards.
A Handbook of the Swahili Language as Spoken at Zanzibar. 3rd ed.
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1884.
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