Definition of besa
1a : a coin issued from 1909 to 1921 for use in Italian Somaliland where it was worth 1⁄100 of a rupia b : a corresponding unit of value the circulation of 2-besa and 4-besa coins
2a : a copper coin formerly used in Ethiopia where it was worth 1⁄100 of a talari b : a corresponding unit of value a 1⁄2-besa coin was struck
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