ma·​nat mä-ˈnät How to pronounce manat (audio)
plural manat or manats
the basic monetary unit of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan see Money Table

Examples of manat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Azerbaijan's currency, the manat, would be reintroduced. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 2 Oct. 2023 Kardashian West has both majority ownership and creative control of Skims, which ships globally and can be shopped for online in currencies including the Turkmenistani manat and the Malawian kwacha. Christina Binkley, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2021 The government fixes the exchange rate of the local currency, the manat, at 3.5 to the dollar. The Economist, 5 July 2018 How much has the Trump family made, and where, and who has paid them, right down to the last ruble, renminbi, manat, shekel, peso, and loonie? Kevin Baker, The New Republic, 17 May 2018 The Azeri government has spent 9.93 billion manat ($5.9 billion) on buying the bank’s toxic assets, while also placing more than $1.3 billion on deposit to provide liquidity. Nariman Gizitdinov,, 18 May 2017 Another 4 billion manat in bad assets will be transferred to the state if the restructuring plan is approved. Luca Casiraghi,, 23 May 2017 Creditors are also complaining about the exclusion from the restructuring list of about 500 million manat ($297 million) of subordinated debt owed to the Central Bank of Azerbaijan. Natasha Doff,, 25 May 2017 See More

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Word History


Azerbaijani, ruble, from Persian munāt, from Russian moneta, monet coin, silver ruble coin, from Polish moneta coin, from Latin — more at mint

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manat was in 1990

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Cite this Entry

“Manat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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