bigha


bigha
   a traditional unit of land area in South Asia. The bigha varies in size from region to another; in India it is generally less than an acre (0.4 hectare). In Bengal (both in Bangladesh and in West Bengal, India) the bigha was standardized under British colonial rule at 1600 square yards (0.1338 hectare or 0.3306 acre); this is often interpreted as being 1/3 acre. In central India bighas were standardized at 3025 square yards or 5/8 acre (0.2529 hectare). In Nepal the bigha equals about 0.677 hectare (1.67 acres). The bigha was divided into 20 katthas, and each kattha contained 20 dhurs.

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  • Bigha — Bigha, 1) selbständiges Liwa in Kleinasien, der antiken Troas entsprechend. – 2) Städtchen in Kleinasien, in einer fruchtbaren Ebene am Bigha Tschai (Granikos), mit 10,000 Einw., historisch merkwürdig durch den 7 km nördlich von B. am Granikos… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bigha — Big ha, n. A measure of land in India, varying from a third of an acre to an acre. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bigha — Bigha, 1) (Troas), Sandschakat des osmanisch asiatischen Ejalets Anadoli, am Marmormeer u. der Dardanellenstraße, gebirgig (Spitzen: Gargara 4700 Fuß, Ida u.a.); Vorgebirge: Janitscharen. cap, Jenischeer (Sigeum), mit Dorf gleiches Nam.; Flüsse:… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bigha — Bigha, Hauptort des türk. Mutessarrifliks B. (die alte Landsch. Troas umfassend, 6600 qkm, 129.500 E.), am Bighasu (ins Marmarameer gehend), 10.000 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bigha — Bigha, Hauptstadt des türk. Sandschaks gleichen Namens in Kleinasien, im alten Troas, westl. von Brussa, in fruchtbarer Ebene …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Bigha — The bigha (Nepali: बीघा, Assamese: বিঘা, Bengali: বিঘা) is a unit of measurement of area of a land, commonly used in Nepal, Bangladesh and in a few states of India including Uttaranchal,Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West… …   Wikipedia

  • bigha — [ bi:gə] noun (in the Indian subcontinent) a measure of land area varying locally from 1/3 to 1 acre ( 1/8 to 2/5 hectare). Origin from Hindi bīghā …   English new terms dictionary

  • bigha — n. (in India) unit of land area that varies from a 1/3 of an acre to an acre …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bigha — bi·gha …   English syllables

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