# Category: Customary units in India

Decimal (unit)
A decimal (also spelled decimel Bengali: শতক) is a unit of area in Bangladesh. After metrication in the mid-20th century by both countries, the unit became officially obsolete. But among the rural pop
Lessa (unit)
A lessa was a customary unit of area used in the Indian state of Manipur and neighbouring regions. After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete.
Crore
A crore (/krɔːr/; abbreviated cr) denotes ten million (10,000,000 or 107 in scientific notation) and is equal to 100 lakh in the Indian numbering system. It is written as 1,00,00,000 with the local 2,
Masha (unit)
A masha is a traditional Indian unit of mass, now standardized as 0.972 grams (0.0343 oz). Grain is usually taken is rice 8 grains of rice = 1 Ratti 8 Ratti = 1 Masha 12 Masha = 1 Tola 5 Tola = 1 16 =
Hasta (unit)
The hasta (Sanskrit: हस्त (hásta); Chinese: 肘 (pinyin: zhǒu)) is a traditional Indian unit of length, measured from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. It equals 24 aṅgulas orﾠ about 18 inches,
Ground (unit)
A ground is a unit of area used in India approximately equal to 203 square metres (2,190 sq ft). After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit is being phased out. However, it is still popular i
Sana lamjel
Sana lamjel was a customary unit of length used in the erstwhile kingdom of Manipur, now a state of India. The unit of length, defined by the ruler of the kingdom, in 33 CE, being equal to the distanc
Cawnie
A cawnie is an obsolete unit of land area used in Chennai (formerly Madras) in India. It was approximately equal to 1.322 acres. In SI units that is 5349 square metres. After metrication in the mid-20
Buddam (unit)
A buddam (also known as a chow) is an obsolete unit of mass used in the pearl trade in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) in the 19th century. A buddam equalled 1/1600 chow, or 1/16 docra.
Cullingey
A cullingey is an obsolete unit of mass that was used in the southern region in state of Karnataka in India. One cullingey was approximately equal to 81.25 troy grains (5.265 g). After metrification i
Pao (unit)
The pao is a unit of dry measure (mass) which is used in South Asia. The name may come from the Punjabi ਪਾਓ páo, which was a traditional charge of one quarter of a seer per every maund of grain that w
Marabba
A marabba is an obsolete unit of area in India and Pakistan approximately equal to 25 acres, (10.117 hectares). After metrification by both countries in the 20th century, the unit became obsolete.
Tola (unit)
The tola (Hindi: तोला; Urdu: تولا tolā) also transliterated as tolah or tole, is a traditional Ancient Indian and South Asian unit of mass, now standardised as 180 grains (11.6638038 grams) or exactly
Loushal
No description available.
Dharni (unit)
The dharni (Nepali: धार्नि, romanized: dhārni) is a still used ancient unit of mass, used in Nepal, of about 2+1⁄2 seer. It was divided into 2 (बिसौलि), 4 (बोड़ि), or 12 pāu (पाउ). The United Nations
Sahasra
A Sahasra (Sanskrit: सहस्र) is a Vedic measure of Count data, which was chiefly used in ancient as well as medieval India. A Sahasra means 1k, i.e. 1000 Count data
Cottah
No description available.
Ser (unit)
A ser is an obsolete unit of dry volume in India. In 1871 it was defined as being exactly 1 litre. After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete. It was the unit in pre-modern In
Tmcft
Tmcft, (Tmc ft), (TMC), (tmc), is the abbreviation of thousand million cubic feet (1,000,000,000 = 109 = 1 billion), commonly used in India in reference to volume of water in a reservoir or river flow
Cent (area)
The cent is a customary unit of measurement still used in some parts of southern Indian states such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka despite the usual use of metric units
Corgee
A corgee is an obsolete unit of mass equal to 212 moodahs, or rush mat bundles of rice. The unit was used in the Canara (now Kanara) region of Karnataka in India.
Chungah
A chungah is an obsolete unit of volume used in India, approximately equal to 1/6 of an imperial gallon (0.758 litres). After metrication in the mid-20th century the unit became obsolete.
Passeree
A passeree is an obsolete unit of mass used in Bengal that approximately equalled 4.677 kg (10.3 lb). Five seers made up one passeree. After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsole
Loukhai
No description available.
Maund
The maund (/ˈmɔːnd/), mun or mann (Bengali: মন; Urdu: من) is the anglicized name for a traditional unit of mass used in British India, and also in Afghanistan, Persia, and Arabia: the same unit in the
Lourak
No description available.
Munjandie
A munjandie is an obsolete unit of mass in India approximately equal to 4 grains (0.259 g). After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete.
Aṅgula
Aṅgula (from Sanskrit: अङ्गुल aṅgula - 'a finger; the thumb; a finger's breadth') is a measure of length. Twelve aṅgulas make a Vitasti or span, and twenty-four a Hasta or Cubit. 108 Angulam make a 'D
Garce
A garce is an obsolete unit of measurement. In India, a garce was a unit of dry volume approximately equal to 5,244 litres (149 US bushels). In Sri Lanka, it was approximately 5,084.8 litres (144.2944
Marla (unit)
A marla is a unit of area used in the Indian subcontinent.
Tank (unit)
A tank is an obsolete unit of mass in India approximately equal to 4.4 g (69 gr). After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete. In Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the tank equalled 17
Lakh
A lakh (/læk, lɑːk/; abbreviated L; sometimes written lac) is a unit in the Indian numbering system equal to one hundred thousand (100,000; scientific notation: 105). In the Indian 2,2,3 convention of
Kos (unit)
The kos (Hindi: कोस), also spelled coss, koss, kosh, krosh, and krosha, is a unit of measurement which is derived from a Sanskrit term, क्रोश krośa, which means to "call", as the unit was supposed to
Girah
A girah (also geerah) was a unit of length in India and Pakistan approximately equal to 2.25 inches (5.715 cm). After metrication by both countries in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete.
Candy (unit)
The candy or candee (Marathi: खंडी, khaṇḍī; Tamil: கண்டி, kaṇṭi; Malayalam: കണ്ഡി, kaṇḍi, കണ്ടി, kaṇṭi), also known as the maunee, was a traditional South Asian unit of mass, equal to 20 maunds and ro
Guz
A guz or the Mughal yard is a unit of length used in parts of Asia. Historically, it was a regionally variable measurement similar to the English yard both in size and in that it was often used for me
Katha (unit)
A katha (also spelled kattha or cottah; Hindi: कट्ठा kaṭṭhā, Assamese: কঠা kotha, Bengali: কাঠা kaṭha) is a unit of area mostly used for land measure in Eastern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. After met
Hat'h
A hat'h (hath, hand, cubit, moolum or mulam) is an obsolete unit of length in India equal to 24 (approximately 18 inches) or 2 hat'h to a gaz (approximately 1 yard). The unit was used in Mumbai (forme
Puddee
A puddee is an obsolete unit of dry volume used in Chennai (formerly Madras) in southern India. It was approximately equal to 2.89 imperial pints (1.591264 litres). Later it was standardised it to 100
Pari (unit)
A pari was customary unit of area equal to 50×60 sana lamjel in Manipur, India, approximately 1 hectare. A sana lamjel was defined by the ruler of the kingdom, in 33 CE, being equal to the distance fr
Unglie
A unglie ("finger") is an obsolete unit of length equal to three-fourths of an inch (1.905 cm) that was used in India and Pakistan. After metrification in both countries, the unit became obsolete.
Yojana
A yojana (Sanskrit: योजन; Thai: โยชน์; Burmese: ယူဇနာ) is a measure of distance that was used in ancient India, Thailand and Myanmar. A yojana is about 12–15 km.
Bigha
The bigha (also formerly beegah) is a traditional unit of measurement of area of a land, commonly used in India (including Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
Kula (unit)
A kula is an obsolete unit of measurement. * In India, it was a unit of land area. After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete. * In Morocco, it was a unit of mass equal to 2
Palya
A palya is a length of time used in Jainism to describe when the Lord Adinath ("First Lord") came to India, 100,000,000,000,000 palyas ago. A palya is defined as the time it takes to build a cube of l
Bamboo (unit)
A bamboo is an obsolete unit of length in India and Myanmar.
An adowlie (also adholee, adholy, adowly) is an obsolete unit of dry volume and mass formerly used in western India a standard measurement for grain and salt. * As a dry measure for salt, it equalled
Ratti
Ratti (Sanskrit: raktika) is a traditional Indian unit of measurement for mass. Based on the nominal weight of a Gunja seed (Abrus precatorius), it measured approximately 1.8 or 1.75 grains or 0.11339
Gunta
The gunta or guntha is a South Asian measure of area. This unit is typically used to measure the size of a piece of land.
Jow (unit)
A jow (also called a jacob) is an obsolete unit of length in India approximately equal 0.25 inch (about 0.63 cm). After metrication in India in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete.
Seer (unit)
A Seer (also sihr) is a traditional unit of mass and volume used in large parts of Asia prior to the middle of the 20th century. It remains in use only in a few countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, an
Ankanam
An Ankanam is a unit of measure similar to an acre. It is used mainly in regions of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Nellore, Anekal, Bengaluru and Tirupati. An Ankanam is measured as 72 sq ft (6.7 m2),
List of customary units of measurement in South Asia
The origins of the customary units of measurement in South Asia are varied. As in Europe, there were various local systems of everyday measurements of length, mass and dry volume (the latter being a d
Saundaungs
No description available.
Cullishigay
A cullishigay is an obsolete unit of dry volume used on the Malabar coast of southern India approximately equal to 1.25 imperial bushels (44 litres). It was a third of a or , a larger unit of dry volu
Kanal (unit)
A kanal is a unit of area used in parts of northern India and in Pakistan. Under British rule the marla and kanal were standardized so that the kanal equals exactly 605 square yards or 1⁄8 acre (0.051