Definition of yojana in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjəʊdʒənə/


(also yojan)
historical South Asian
  • A unit of distance estimated as equal to about eight miles (13 km) or perhaps less.


Late 18th century. From Sanskrit yojana (also with vernacular pronunciation yojan) traditional measure of distance (originally denoting a distance travelled at one time without unyoking draught animals), specific use of yojana act of yoking from yuj- to yoke together.