In English-speaking West Africa, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of liquid and dry measure used in cooking, and in markets for beans, nuts, etc.; the capacity of an empty cigarette tin, about half a pint.


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[Farsi] In Iran globe icon, 20ᵗʰ century , a unit of capacity used for cooking oil and gasoline, = 4 imperial gallons (approximately 18.184 liters).

United Nations, 1966.


In Burma, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of dry capacity, approximately 9 imperial gallons. Also called a tin-han.

United Nations, 1966.


In the Virgin Islands (U.K. and U.S.), a unit of capacity for cassava, sweet potatoes, yams and tania, interpreted as a mass of 11.34 kilograms.

Technical Conversion Factors…, 1972, page 348.


In Nepal, two units, one of 15 to 16 liters, and another half the size, of 7.5 to 8 liters.


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