bigha

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bigha (plural bighas)

  1. (India) A measure of land in India, varying from a third of an acre to an acre. [from 18th c.]
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 208:
      Colonel Watson had, within a brick wall, at least four hundred begahs of land, which the East India Company had executed a grant of to him to construct docks [] .

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