lwei

noun
\lə-ˈwā \
plural lwei also lweis

Definition of lwei 

a monetary subunit of the kwanza — see kwanza at Money Table

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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