Malta
units of length

qasba

jarda

2 2/3

xiber

8

pulzier

12

96

0.859 in

10.312 in

36 in

2.292 yd

2.183
cm

26.194
cm

91.44
cm

2.096
m

A British publication of 1843, compiled from official Colonial Office records, uses the Italian names instead of Maltese, but provides the Italian names for smaller units. It also states: “For cloth, linen, cotton, stone, &c. … 3½ palmi make an English yard”¹, from which estimate the equivalents shown in pink below have been calculated. That was a standard, convenient convention in commerce; however, a more exact equivalent was 81.9 inches to the canna

canna

palmo

8

police

12

96

linea

12

144

1152

punti

12

144

1728

13,824

0.006
in

.07
in

.857
in

10.29
in

82.29
in

0.15
mm

1.81
mm

2.18
cm

26.13
cm

2.09
m

0.006
in

0.07
in

.853
in

10.24
in

81.9
in

0.15
mm

1.81
mm

2.17
cm

26.00
cm

2.08
m

1. Robert Montgomery Martin.
History of the Colonies of the British Empire in the West Indies, South America, North America, Asia...
London: W. H. Allen & Co. and George Routledge, 1843.

Page 587.

2. Kelly

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