iraimbilanja

noun
irai·​mbi·​la·​nja | \ ē-ˌrīm-bē-ˈlän(d)-zə How to pronounce iraimbilanja (audio) \
plural iraimbilanja

Definition of iraimbilanja

a monetary subunit of the ariary — see Money Table

First Known Use of iraimbilanja

2003, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for iraimbilanja

borrowed from Malagasy, earlier "a fractional unit of the piastre equivalent to one French franc," from iray "one" + -n-, linking particle + vy "iron" + lanja "weight"

Note: For a history of colonial and pre-colonial currency in Madagascar, see Louis Molet, "Les monnaies à Madagascar," Cahiers Vilfredo Pareto, vol. 8, no. 21 (1970), pp. 203-34.

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“Iraimbilanja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/iraimbilanja. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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