kan

1

In Japan, 20th century, a unit of mass = 1000 monme, defined by law in 1891 as exactly 3.75 kilograms. (United Nations, 1966) link to table showing relationships between Japanese units of mass  Prior to metrication, about 3.75652 kilograms (about 8.281 pounds). Also romanized as kuwan, kwan and kwamme.

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The cost of mulberry leaves is the same as in 1912; from $0.06 to $0.075 per kwamme (8¹⁄₃ pounds).

Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.
Daily Consular and Trade Reports.
Nos. 75-151; Volume 2; April, May and June 1913.
Washington: U.S.G.P.O., 1913.
Page 1243. Report 132, June 7, 1913.

2

간 (間) In Korea, 20th century, a unit of length, approximately 1.818 meters. chart symbol

United Nations, 1966.

3

In the Netherlands, 20th century, a unit of liquid capacity, = 1 liter. Plural, kannen.

United Nations, 1966.

4

In the Dutch East Indies, a unit of liquid capacity legally defined as 1.5751 liters. Plural, kannen.

Encyclopaedie van Nederlansch-Indië. 2nd edition.
S. de Graaff and D. G. Stibbe, editors.
's-Gravenhage: Martinus Nijhoff, 1918.

Volume 2. Page 687.

5

In Hong Kong, a unit of mass, 1¹/₃ pounds avoirdupois.

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