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Peça

A Peça ( Portuguese) (also boa peça, peça da India, and pieza de India – Piece of India, Spanish) was a unit of value in the slave trade in West Africa through the Cape Verde Islands during the 16th to 18th centuries. A peca was the value of a healthy male or female slave between 15 and 25 years of age. Slaves between 25 and 35, and between 8 and 15 years were valued at 2/3 peça. Slaves outside this age range and those infirm were valued lower. The peça was used to establish quotas and tariffs.

Peca

Peca may refer to:

  • Peca (mountain) – mountain in Karavanke Mountains at the Slovenia–Austria border
  • Michael Peca – Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League
  • Peça – unit of value in the slave trade in West Africa through the Cape Verde Islands during the 16th to 18th centuries
  • La Peca – name of a district and its main town in the Bagua Province, Amazonas Region of Peru