orlong

In Malaysia, 20th century, a unit of area, approximately 5,340 square meters (about 1.32 acres).

United Nations, 1966.

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1

ORLONG. Mesure d'arpentage ou de superficie, usitée dans l'ile du Prince-de-Galles, sur la côte de Malacca. L'orlong représente un carré de 20 jumbas de côté = 400 jumbas carrés = 1600 depas carrés = 25600 hastas ou cubits carrés = 6400 yards carrés = 1 acre 1 rood 11 perches 17¼ yards carrés d'Angleterre = 53.5102 ares.

Comme mesure de longeur ou côté du carré, l'orlong = 20 jumbas = 40 depas = 160 hastas ou cubits = 80 yards = 73.1507 mètres de long.

ORLONG. A measure of surveying distance or of area, used on Penang Island, off the coast of Malacca. The orlong represents a square with a side of 20 jumbas = 400 square jumbas = 1600 square depas = 25600 hasta or square cubits = 6400 square yards = 1 acre 1 rood 11 perches 17¼ square yards English measure = 53.5102 ares.

As a measure of length or the side of a square, the orlong = 20 jumbas = 40 depas = 160 hastas or cubits = 80 yards = 73.1507 linear meters.

Doursther, page 370.

2

orlong. A land measurement; = 20 jumbas (linear) or 400 jumbas (square measurement). A square orlong is about 1¹⁄₃ acre.

Also (Kedah) rělong.

R[ichard] J[ames] Wilkinson.
A Malay-English Dictionary. Part I. (ALIF to ZA.)
Singapore: Kelly & Walsh, Ltd., 1901.
Page 11.

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