koyan

1

In Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak,¹ and Singapore², ? – 20th century, a unit of capacity, = 800 imperial gallons = 100 imperial bushels (approximately 3636.9 liters).

1. United Nations, 1966.

2. Technical Conversion Factors…, 1972, page 301.

sources

koyan. A measure of weight or capacity; Ht. Abd., 367, 413. … In Kedah a koyan is equal to 800 gantang.

Wilkinson, 1902, page 552.

2

In Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak, and Brunei, 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 5333¹⁄₃ pounds avoirdupois, approximately 2419.1 kilograms.¹ In Singapore, 2419.000 kilograms.² link to a table showing relationships between units of mass in the Straits Settlements Earlier, this value was sometimes called the “Chinese” koyan. There was also a Malay koyan of 2587.8 kilograms.

1. United Nations, 1966.

2. Technical Conversion Factors…, 1972, page 301. 

sources

koyan. A measure of weight or capacity; Ht. Abd., 367, 413. K. melayu: 40 pikuls. K. jawa: 30 pikuls.

Wilkinson, 1902, page 552.

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