variants: or aksa \ ˈäk-​shä How to pronounce aksha (audio) \
plural aksha or aksa

Definition of aksha

: the basic monetary unit of Tannu Tuva before it was annexed by the U.S.S.R. in 1944

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First Known Use of aksha

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aksha

borrowed from Tuvan akša, literally, “money”; akin to or borrowed from a widespread word for “money” or “coin” in modern Turkic languages (as Kazakh aqša, Kyrgyz & Tatar akča, Turkish akça, akçe) from ak “white” + -ča, diminutive and attenuating suffix

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“Aksha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aksha. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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