Somali units of measurement
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System before metric system
A number of units were used. These units were local and varied with materials and provinces.
1 okia (ounce) = 1⁄16 rottolo
1 frasla = 36 rottolo
One darat was equal to 8000 m2.
Two main systems, dry and liquid, were used.
1 tabla = 15 chela
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- Washburn, E.W. (1926). International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology. 1. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. pp. 11, 12.