See also catty.


In Brunei, Malaysia (but see also def. 3), Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore, 20th century, a unit of mass, = 1¹/₃ pounds avoirdupois, approximately 604.8 grams.  link to a table showing relationships between units of mass in the Straits Settlements Formerly, foreigners usually called it a catty.

United Nations, 1966.

Technical Conversion Factors..., 1972, pages 117, 310.


In Burma, a unit of mass, 20ᵗʰ century, approximately 1.2 pounds avoirdupois (approximately 544.31 grams).

United Nations, 1966.


In Malaysia, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass used for precious metals, approximately 647 grams (approximately 9984 grains).

United Nations, 1966.


In India, ? – 19ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass and a unit of land area,

Káti, Karn. ( ) An obsolete grain measure in Mysore containing 40 kánis of 80 rupees weight, or 3200 rupees also, a land measure used in Kanara for betel-nut gardens, containing 484 square feet.

H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 268.

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