leung [Chinese]

In Hong Kong, 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 1¹/₃ avoirdupois ounces.¹

In pinyin, currently the almost universal system for romanizing Chinese words, this is liǎng, which see. The liǎng is an old Chinese measure. This particular magnitude emerged during the 19th century period of the Treaty Ports.

1. United Nations, 1966.

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