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Definition of "yojana" []

  • A Vedic unit of distance used in ancient India, believed to be approximately 6 to 15 kilometers (4 to 9 miles). (noun)

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Use "yojana" in a sentence
  • "The yojana is a measure of uncertain length variously reckoned as equal to nine miles, five, and a little less."
  • ""Reshma, we have just approved a 'yojana' (scheme) for new mothers; it will benefit girls like you, yes even if the child does not survive," I told the young woman."
  • "Not only was the Buddha able to fathom the impossibly large, but he was also proficient in the realm of the impossibly tiny, explaining how many atoms there were in the yojana, an ancient unit of length of around 10 kilometers."