kina

noun ki·na \ ˈkē-nə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of kina

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

Origin and Etymology of kina

borrowed from New Guinea Pidgin, literally, "gold lip (kind of oyster shell used as currency)," borrowed from Tolai (Austronesian language of the Gazelle Peninsula, New Britain)


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