From Italian gabbano
caban (plural cabans) (Philippines) A grain measure equal to 3.47 cubic feet, used in the Philippine Islands. 1916, Fedor Jagor; Tomas de Comyn; Chas. Wilkes; Rudolf Virchow., The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes: After a good harvest the caban fetches four reales; but just before the harvest the price rises to one dollar, and often much higher. 1906, John Foreman, The Philippine Islands: Eusebio Mazorca further states: --"The Governor receives payment of the tribute in rice-paddy, which he credits to the native at two reales in silver per caban. caban in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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