da·​la·​si dä-ˈlä-sē How to pronounce dalasi (audio)
plural dalasi or dalasis
: the basic monetary unit of Gambia see Money Table

Word History


Wolof, probably ultimately from West African French dala 5-franc coin, from English dollar

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dalasi was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Dalasi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dalasi. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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