In Laos, 20th century, a unit of mass, = 12 kilograms. Literally, “ten thousand.” Other romanizations include mune and hmùùn1.
The mun is used by the Lao for measuring paddy, and is the contents of a standard basket (called kabung) which contains 20 liters or 12 kg of paddy.
United Nations, 1966.
Sophie Clément-Charpentier. Les mesures chez les Lao. in Poids et mesures en Asie du Sud-Est,…. Vol. 2 Pages 515-532.
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