Guinean units of measurement
Units used before the metric system
A number of units were used to measure mass. One benda was equal to 0.0642 kg. One kantar was equal to 0.977 kg. One gammell was 1/5 kantar. Some other units are given below:
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 benda (offa) = 1⁄2 benda p
- Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. p. 8.
- 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.
- Clarke, F.W. (1891). Weights Measures and Money of All Nations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 40.