plural lwei also lweis
: a former monetary subunit of the Angolan kwanza from 1977 to 1990

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lwei was circa 1977

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Cite this Entry

“Lwei.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lwei. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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