ku·​na ˈkü-ˌnä How to pronounce kuna (audio)
plural kuna or kune ˈkü-nā How to pronounce kuna (audio)
: the basic monetary unit of Croatia from 1994 to 2022

Examples of kuna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exchange rate has been fixed at 7.53450 kuna to 1 euro. Julia Buckley, CNN, 2 Jan. 2023 The central rate of the Croatian kuna was set at 1 euro to 7.53450 kuna. Washington Post, 10 July 2020 All that changed on January 1 when Croatia joined the Eurozone, replacing its historic kuna with the euro. Julia Buckley, CNN, 2 Jan. 2023 In response, the town has been luring in new residents with homes for just one Croatian kuna, or the equivalent of about 16 U.S. cents. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021 The houses are all abandoned, and most require serious work, but the town will chip in another 25,000 Croatian kuna (or about $4,045 in U.S. dollars) toward refurbishing the abode. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 14 June 2021 Alongside the Uzbek deal, that has included large deals in Chilean peso, Dominican peso, Croatian kuna and Saudi riyal, among others. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2020 A year later, Croatia’s parliament voted to force banks to absorb 6 billion kuna ($912 million) in currency losses by fixing the exchange rate at which banks switched their loans. Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2019 All the those who were involved received around 500,000 kuna (around £59,000) for their efforts, with each kindly donating their earnings to a charity of their choice. SI.com, 22 Dec. 2017 See More

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Word History


Serbian & Croatian (nominative plural kune, genitive plural kunā), literally, marten (the skin of which was used as currency in medieval Slavic cultures)

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kuna was in 1951

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“Kuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kuna. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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