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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Origin and Etymology of 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
First Known Use: 1964
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