liño

In Paraguay, ? – 20th century, a unit of area, = 75 square meters = 100 square varas.¹ Others convert the square varas more accurately, as 75.1 square meters.² Also called a line.

Curiously, a second-rate 19th century encyclopedia says, under Paraguay, “Lino (land measure) . - 69½ English sq. yards.”³ This is almost certainly an error, but it would be interesting to know where the number came from.

1. United Nations, 1966.

International Critical Tables. 1926.

2. Keith R. Long.
A Partial Glossary of Spanish Geological Terms exclusive of most cognates.
Open-File Report 91-0579 (preliminary), U.S. Geological Survey, 1991.
Page iii.

3. W. H. de Puy, ed.
The People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge…
New York: Eaton and Mains, 1897.
Page 2977

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