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Guz

Guz

A guz is an obsolete unit of length used in parts of Asia. It is a regionally variable measurement, corresponding culturally to the yard. Values of the guz range from:

India

In India, the value varied (also called a gudge)

  • 36 inches (91.44 cm) in Bengal
  • 27 inches (68.58 cm) in Mumbai (formerly Bombay)
  • 33 inches (83.82 cm) in Chennai (formerly Madras)
  • 33 inches (83.82 cm) for the Government Survey Guz

After metrication in the mid-20th century, the unit became obsolete.

Nepal

Persia

In Persia (now Iran), a guz was defined as 2 cubits (91.44 cm). It was also known as the gueza or zer.

  • 41 inches (104.14 cm) was the common guz
  • the government standard guz was 36.5 inches (92.71 cm)
  • the Retail trade Standard was 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Arabia

  • In Arabia it varied between 27 and 37 inches (68.58 to 93.98 cm)

See also

References

Guz. Sizes, grades, units, scales, calendars, chronologies. Retrieved on 2007-01-20..

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