The name of a copper coin used through- out the Malay States, and reckoned at the four hundredth part of a Spanish Dollar. The word is of Malay origin and means a bit or piece. See Netscher and v.d. Chijs (passim) and Pitje (infra).
See Also: Kepeng
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)