In Spanish, one meaning of tinaja is “large pottery jar”.


In the Philippines, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, approximately 48 liters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

United Nations, 1966.


In Bolivia, ? – 20ᵗʰ century, units of liquid capacity used for chicha, a beer made from maize. They vary by locality.

In the province of H. Siles this link goes to another website in the department of Chuquisaca, = 15 liters.

In the town of Arampampa this link goes to another website in the department of Potosi, = 11.25 liters.

[Bolivia] Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Colonizacion. Dirección General de Economia Rural.
Resumen General de Medidas típicas de la República de Bolivia.
Corrected and revised by the Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones.
[La Paz]: Departamento de Muestreos y Padrones, 1956.

Pages 10 and 28. (Page numbering is not continuous.)

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