mkono [Swahili]

In Tanganyika, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of length, = 18 inches (approximately 45.72 centimeters). Another meaning of the word in Swahili is “arm;” thus it belongs to the cubit family of units.

United Nations, 1966.

D. V. Perott.
Teach Yourself Swahili.
London: The English Universities Press, 1957.


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