The unit represents the length of a man′s forearm from his elbow to the tip of his outstretched middle finger.

Unit of length equal to 0.4572m.


A traditional unit of distance in East Africa and equivalent to the cubit.

This was standardized under British rule as 1/2 yard (18 inches, or 45.72 centimetres).

See also: Length, Metre, SI Units.

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