leung [Chinese]

In Hong Kong, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of mass, approximately 1¹/₃ avoirdupois ounces.¹

In pinyin, currently the almost universal system for romanizing Chinese words, this is liǎng, which see. The liǎng is an old Chinese measure. This particular magnitude emerged during the 19ᵗʰ century period of the Treaty Ports.

1. United Nations, 1966.

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