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In Cannanore (the present-day Kannur, in the state of Kerala in India), 16th century, a unit of capacity = 16 canadas, about 22.40 liters. This unit was apparently only used in Cannanore.

The Portuguese occupied Cannanore from 1502 to 1663, and it is they who recorded this unit.

Amtonio Nunez (1544), page 57ff.

for further reading

K[uzhippalli] S[karia] Mathew.
Portuguese Trade with India in the sixteenth century.
New Delhi: Manohar, 1983.

Page 241.

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