lwei

noun
\ lə-ˈwā How to pronounce lwei (audio) \
plural lwei also lweis

Definition of lwei

: a former monetary subunit of the Angolan kwanza from 1977 to 1990

First Known Use of lwei

circa 1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lwei

probably from Lwei (Lué), name of several rivers in Angola

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“Lwei.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lwei. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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