In Benin, 20th century, a unit of dry capacity used for grain, rice, peppers and groundnuts. According to source 1: stricken, 14.2 liters; average, 16.1 liters; and brimming-over, 18.2 liters. Source 2 also says 18.2 liters.
According to Bakary and Badou, the name comes from “winnin”, meaning 400 francs, referring to the cost of the same capacity in the 1960's.
1. Imorou Bakary and Epiphane K Badou.
Le Commerce au Benin: Les Unites de Mesure des Denrees Alimentaires dans le Borgou et ses Envrirons. Le Cir de Parakou descendu dans les marches.
RUN # 1274. Published online 16 October 2002.
Access by entering the paper number in the searchbox at www.runetwork.de/html/en/. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
2. Equipe ONASA.
Guide: Saisie des donnees prix a partir des fiches de travail des enqueteurs de l'observatoire de l'ONASA
RUN 1280. Published online 31 October 2002.
Access by entering the paper number in the searchbox at www.runetwork.de/html/en/ Preliminary estimates of units in local markets are given in a spreadsheet accessed through the link UM.xls in Further Documents. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
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