A Mayan unit of length, = ¹⁄₂₀ azab, estimated by Calderon at 2.275 millimeters.
Hector M. Calderon
La Ciencia Matematica de los Mayas.
Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Orion, 1966.
Chanchan .l. ma chanchan cosa poca, pequena o chica.
Chanchan or ma chanchan a little, small or short thing.
Antonio de Ciudad Real.
Calepino Maya de Motul.
Critical edition edited and annotated by René Acuña.
Mexico: Plaza y Valdes Editores, 2001.
Page 191. The Calepino Maya de Motul, a dictionary, was composed in Yucatan in the 16th and 17th centuries.
ചാണ് In Kerala, India, ? – 19th century, a unit of length,
Cháṇ, Mal[ayalam]. (ചാണ്) a span, a span measure.
H. H. Wilson, 1855, page 100.
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