kina

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noun ki·na \ˈkē-nə\

Definition of kina

plural

kina

  1. 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)


First Known Use: 1974

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