Dunam – meaning of the word and example

A unit of land area measurement used in Israel equivalent to 1,000 square metres. (Collins Dictionary)

A unit of land area used especially in the state of Israel equal to 1000 square meters or about ¹/₄ acre. (Merriam – Webster)

A measure of land area used in parts of the former Turkish empire, including Israel (where it is equal to about 900 square metres). (Oxford Dictionaries)


Israel to annex 1,000 dunam of Palestinian land;



2 thoughts on “Dunam – meaning of the word and example

  1. Thank you, another word I was unfamiliar with!


    1. It comes from the Ottoman Empire in the past and still has application in Israel.


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