yo·​jan | \ ˈyōjən \
variants: or yojana \ -​jənə \
plural -s

Definition of yojan

: any of various Hindu units of distance varying from 4 to 10 miles especially : a unit equal to about 5 miles

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History and Etymology for yojan

Hindi & Sanskrit; Hindi yojan, from Sanskrit yojana yoking, distance traversed in one yoking, from yunakti he yokes

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“Yojan.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yojan. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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