A number of units of measurement were used in Madagascar to measure length, mass, capacity, etc. The Metric system was introduced in Madagascar in 1897.
Several units were used.
One rahf was equal to 46.46 in (1.18 m) (the value was double in the northern part of Madagascar).
1 vari = 3 nanki
1 sompi = 2 vari = 60 grain.
One bambou was equal to 0.0568 bushel.