plural lari or laris
the basic monetary unit of Republic of Georgia see Money Table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The lari has declined more than 11% this year so far. Helena Bedwell,, 1 Nov. 2020 The economic consequences of harsh lockdown measures earlier this year are becoming evident in the soaring unemployment rate and the depreciation of the Georgian currency, the lari, to a record low. Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2020 In the first, called the public goods game, players were matched with either two participants from their own village or two from a neighboring village and given about $10 in Georgian lari. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, 24 Oct. 2017

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Word History


Georgian, literally, treasury, valuables

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lari was in 1992

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“Lari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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