Burmese units of measurement


Burmese units of measurement

Burmese units or the Burmese system is a collection of units used in Myanmar. Myanmar is one of only three nations to primarily use a non-metric system of units, the others being Liberia and the United States. While most Burmese units are used solely in the nation, Imperial system units such as the furlong and acre are also used.

*Distance::1 twa = approx. 2 decimetres:1 taun = approx. 5 decimetres

*Volume::1 pyi = approx. 25 centilitres::Based on the volume of a small tin can, such as for condensed milk

*Weight::1 kyattha = approx. 16 grams:1 viss (peiktha) = 100 kyattha = approx. 1.6 kilograms

References

* [http://www.khrg.org/photoreports/2005photos/gallery2005/index.html Karen Human Rights Group]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/99-00-03-abbr.PDF Human Rights Yearbook 1999-2000: Burma]


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