Bamboo (unit)

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A bamboo is an obsolete unit of length in India and Myanmar.


In India, the unit was fixed by the reforms of Akbar the Great (1556–1605) at approximately 12.8 m (42 ft). After Metrication in India in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete.


In Myanmar (formerly Burma) it was approximately 3.912 meters (154 in, or 12.86 ft). It was also known as the dha.

  • One thousand bamboos = one dain (A dain is sometimes referred to as a "Burmese league")
  • One dain = 7 saundaungs

See also

  • List of customary units of measurement in South Asia


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