Definition of yojana in English:

yojana

(also yojan)

noun

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

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

yojana

/ˈjəʊdʒənə/