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A number of units of measurement were used in Somalia to measure length, mass, area, capacity, etc. Metric system adopted in 1950, and has been compulsory since 1972 in Somalia.^{[1]}

A number of units were used. These units were local and varied with materials and provinces.

Several units were used to measure length. One top was equal to 3.92 m.^{[1]}^{[2]} One cubito was equal to 1/7 top.^{[1]}^{[2]}

A number of units were used to measure mass. One rottolo (pound) was equal to 0.448 kg.^{[1]}^{[2]} Some other units are given below:

1 okia (ounce) = ^{1}⁄_{16} rottolo

1 frasla = 36 rottolo

1 gisla = 360 rottolo.^{[1]}^{[2]}

One darat was equal to 8000 m^{2}.^{[2]}

Two main systems, dry and liquid, were used.

Several units were used to measure dry capacity. One chela was equal to 1.359 l.^{[1]}^{[2]} Some other units were given below:

1 tabla = 15 chela

1 gisla = 120 chela.^{[1]}^{[2]}

One caba was equal to 0.453 l.^{[1]}^{[2]}

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^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}^{f}^{g}^{h}Cardarelli, F. (2003).*Encyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures. Their SI Equivalences and Origins*. London: Springer. p. 172. ISBN 978-1-4471-1122-1. - ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}^{f}^{g}^{h}Washburn, E.W. (1926).*International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology*.**1**. New York: McGraw-Hil Book Company, Inc. pp. 11, 12.