nak·​fa ˈnäk-ˌfä How to pronounce nakfa (audio)
plural nakfa or nakfas
the basic monetary unit of Eritrea see Money Table

Word History


Tigrinya naq'fa, from Nakfa, town in Eritrea and site of a victory over Ethiopian forces in 1988

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nakfa was in 1996

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Cite this Entry

“Nakfa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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