In Benin, 20ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity used for groundnuts. Also spelled yorougou or yorokou. According to source 1, about 3.5 liters. Source 2 takes into account the extra amount, the brassée, sometimes given by the seller: without brassée, 3.25 liters; with one brassée, 3.75 liters; with 2 brassées, 4 liters.

According to Bakary and Badou, the measure was introduced in the 1960's by Yoruba traders in Nikki.

1. 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.

2. Republic of Benin, Ministere de L'Agriculture de L'Elevage et de la Peche.
Bio Sourokou, presenter.
Diffusion des informations commerciales. Experience du PROMIC.
July 2006.

Access at www.fidafrique.net/IMG/pdf/PROMIC_Diffusion_informations_commerciales.pdf Retrieved 30 December 2007.

3. Imorou Bakary and Epiphane K Badou.
Le Commerce au Benin: Les Unites de Mesure des Denrees Alimentaires dans le Borgou et ses Environs. 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.

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