noun (1)
ama·​ni | \ əˈmänē \
plural -s

Definition of amani

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : Indian government estates or other sources of revenue not leased or farmed out — compare zamindari
2 : Indian government lands paying rent in kind instead of in money


noun (2)
ama·​ni | \ ˈämənē \
plural amani or amanis

Definition of amani (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a gold coin of Afghanistan that was issued by Amānollāh Khān from 1919 to 1926
2 : a unit of value equivalent to one amani

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First Known Use of amani

Noun (1)

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for amani

Noun (1)

Hindi & Persian amānī, from Arabic amānah security

Noun (2)

Persian, after Amānollāh Khān †1960, amir of Afghanistan, 1919–29

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“Amani.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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