Malagasy units of measurement
A number of units of measurement were used in Madagascar to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. The Metric system was introduced in Madagascar in 1897.
System before metric system
Several units were used.
One rahf was equal to 46.46 in (1.18 m) (the value was double in the northern part of Madagascar).
For gold and silver
1 vari = 3 nanki
1 sompi = 2 vari = 60 grain.
One bambou was equal to 0.0568 bushel.
- ↑ Cardarelli, F. (2003). Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins. London: Springer. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1.
- 1 2 3 Clarke, F.W. (1891). Weights Measures and Money of All Nations. New York: D. Appleton & Company. p. 50.