Talk:Dunam

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This page needs a clean-up, but it also needs facts. The Cyriot and Palestinian measures are both derived from the Ottoman system, so why are they so different? I don't know a good source of information on this. --Zero 11:30, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Ok, I see a footnote in a book: "Dunam: originally a Turkish measure of land, the size of which changed from one locality to the next. In Palestine, the dunam equalled 919 square meters." So I guess the Cypriot measure is an example of a Turkish dunam of different size from the Palestinian one. Does anyone have better information? --Zero 11:37, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

Here is a reference about wildly varying definitions of a donum in Turkey. --Zero 12:25, 20 August 2005 (UTC)