In northern Nigeria, 20th century, a unit of heaped dry capacity used in markets to measure commodities like rice, guinea corn, and cow peas. A typical tiya of rice has a mass of 5 pounds av. (approximately 2.27 kilograms), but the unit varies from market to market.

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