In Portugal, a unit of dry capacity. In the 17th century, about 814 liters; by the standard of Lisbon, which required the measure to be stricken, 830 liters (about 23.6 U.S. bushels).
In the Azores, a major exporter of wheat in the 17th century, the moio of wheat was required to be heaped, not stricken. One moio of wheat was equal to 68 alqueires of the standard of Lisbon, about 922.522 liters.
In the Cape Verde Islands, a unit of dry capacity. In the 17th century, exactly three times the size of the Lisbon moio, about 2442 liters. In the 20th century, approximately 2495.58 liters.
United Nations, 1966.
The salt moio, used on the island of Maio, contained 135 alqueires, about 1831 liters. This unit was abolished in 1846 in favor of the Cape Verdean standard moio.
In Brazil , a unit of capacity, 21.76 liters (about 0.618 U.S. bushels).
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