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Appendix 4: Weights & Measures

in The History of Afghanistan Online

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During the period 1880-1901, the weights in use in Kabul and mentioned by Fayz Muhammad were (from the smallest to the largest unit—nukhūd to kharwār): 24 nukhūd (peas) = 1 mis̠qāl 24 mis̠qāls = 1 khūrd 4 khūrd = 1 pāw 4 pāw = 1 chārak 4 chārak = 1 seer (sīr) 80 seer = 1 kharwār. RM: Volume 3, [693] for ratios of Kabul weights to each other. For further information on regional weights see the introductory sections to each volume of the Gazetteer of Afghanistan.   24 nukhūd (peas)  = 1 mis̠qāl...

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