likuta

noun
li·​ku·​ta | \ li-ˈkü-tə How to pronounce likuta (audio) \
plural makuta\ mä-​ˈkü-​tə How to pronounce likuta (audio) \

Definition of likuta

: a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ zaire

First Known Use of likuta

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for likuta

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

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“Likuta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/likuta. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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