kina

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noun ki·na \ ˈkē-nə \

Definition of kina

plural kina
the basic monetary unit of Papua New Guinea — see Money Table

Origin and Etymology of kina

New Guinea Pidgin, literally, gold lip (kind of oyster shell used as currency)


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