Definition of Ouguiya

1. Noun. The basic unit of money in Mauritania.

Generic synonyms: Mauritanian Monetary Unit
Terms within: Khoum



Definition of Ouguiya

1. Noun. The currency of Mauritania, divided into five khoums. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ouguiya

1. a monetary unit of Mauritania [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ouguiya

oughtest
oughteth
oughties
oughting
oughtn't
oughtn't've
oughtness
oughtnesses
oughts
oughtta
oughwhere
ouglie
ouglied
ouglieing
ouglies
ouguiya (current term)
ouguiyas
ouijas
ouistiti
ouistitis
ouk
ouks
oul
oul-
oulachan
oulachans
oulachon
oulachons
oulakan
oulakans

Literary usage of Ouguiya

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1. Mauritania's Campaign of Terror: State-Sponsored Repression of Black Africans by Janet Fleischman (1994)
"It also decided to leave the franc zone5 and create a new national currency ~ the ouguiya. Other signs of this increasing nationalism were soon apparent, ..."

2. Disabled Youth and Employment by John Fish (1994)
"In October 1992, the ouguiya was devalued 27 per cent against the dollar, its reference currency. Food aid deliveries have been sporadic over the last ten ..."

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