man

1

In (Persia) Iran A map showing the location of Iran., ? – 20th century, various units of mass, most named for a specific locality (for example, man-i-Tabriz, the man of Tabriz):

man-i-Bandar-Abassi = 840 miskals approx. 3.897 kilograms. (UN, 1966)
man-i-Bushire = 9½ abassi = 760 miskals approx. 3.53 kg. (WAV)
man-i-Hashemi = 16 man-i-Noh Abassi approx. 53.44 kilograms. (UN, 1966)
man-i-kahneh = 10 ratels = 1000 miskals approx. 4.639 kilograms. (UN, 1966)
man-i-Maragha = 1,380 miskals approx. 6.40 kg (WAV)
man-i-Meshed = 665 miskals approx. 3.09 kg. (WAV)
man-i-Noh-Abassi = 9 abassi = 720 miskals approx. 3.340 kilograms. (UN, 1966)
man-i-Rey = 4 man i-Tabriz = 2560 miskals approx. 11.88 kilograms. (UN, 1966)
man-i-Shah = 2 man-i-Tabriz = 1280 miskals approx. 5.938 kilograms. (UN, 1966)
man-i-Shushr = 1,536 miskals approx. 7.13 kg. (WAV)
man-i-Tabriz = 1 batman = 8 abassi = 640 miskals approx. 2.969 kilograms. (UN, 1966)

Which may be more easily grasped as a chart. The dashes indicate where incompatible systems collide, the units having no convenient conversion factor.

         

man-i-Hasemi

           

man-i-Rey

         

man-i-Shah

2

9

   

man-i-Bandar-Abassi

 

man-i-Noh-Abassi

1 1/6

16

batman or man-i-Tabriz

1 1/8

2

4

18

abassi

8

9

10½

16

32

144

 

seer

5

40

45

52½

80

160

720

miskal

16

80

640

720

840

1280

2560

11520

       

 

 

2

In Afghanistan A map showing the location of Afghanistan.? – 21st century, a unit of mass, about 4.5 kilograms.

examples

Even in the 2010-11 growing season, with opium prices as high as 100,000 to 120,000 PR [Pakistani rupees] per man (4.5 kilogrammes) during the planting season, farmers were still found to be increasing wheat cultivation at the expense of poppy so that they did not have to purchase wheat flour at the bazaar.

David Mansfield.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place. Counter-narcotics efforts and their effects in Nangarhar and Helmand in the 2010-11 growing season.
Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit Case Study Series.
Kabul: Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, October 2011.
Page 25. Supposedly this publication can be downloaded from the organization's website (www.areu.org.af), but we have been unable to do that.

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