li·​ku·​ta li-ˈkü-tə How to pronounce likuta (audio)
plural makuta mä-ˈkü-tə How to pronounce likuta (audio)
: a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ zaire

Word History


ultimately from Kongo dikuta (plural makuta) palm-leaf cloth bundle used as currency, from -kuta to gather, bundle

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of likuta was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Likuta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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