Guinean units of measurement
A number of units of measurement were used in Guinea to measure length, mass, etc. Since 1910, the metric system has been compulsory in Guinea.^{[1]}
Units used before the metric system
These units were mainly Portugal, England and local.^{[1]}
Length
Several units were used to measure length. Some of units are provided below:^{[1]}^{[2]}
1 pik = 0.578 m
1 jacktan = 3.658 m.
Mass
A number of units were used to measure mass. One benda was equal to 0.0642 kg.^{[1]}^{[2]} One kantar was equal to 0.977 kg.^{[1]}^{[2]} One gammell was 1/5 kantar.^{[1]}^{[2]} Some other units are given below:^{[1]}^{[2]}
1 akey = 1/48 benda
1 mediatabla = 1/32 benda
1 aguirage = 1/16 benda
1 quinto = 3/32 benda
1 piso = 1 uzan = 1/8 benda
1 seron = 3 /16 benda
1 eggaba = 1/3 benda^{[3]}
1 benda (offa) = 1/2 benda p
One rotl was equal to 0.9538 lb. avoirdupois.^{[3]}
References
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} ^{e} ^{f} ^{g} Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 8.
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} ^{e} Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. pp. 132,134. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.
- ^ ^{a} ^{b} Clarke, F.W. (1891). Weights Measures and Money of All Nations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 40.