ouguiya

noun
ou·​gui·​ya | \ ü-ˈgwē-ə How to pronounce ouguiya (audio) , -ˈgē-ə How to pronounce ouguiya (audio) \
variants: or ougiya \ ü-​ˈgē-​ə How to pronounce ougiya (audio) \
plural ouguiya or ouguiyas or ougiya or ougiyas

Definition of ouguiya

the basic monetary unit of Mauritania — see Money Table

First Known Use of ouguiya

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ouguiya

Arabic dialect ūgīya, from Arabic ūqīya, literally, ounce

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“Ouguiya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ouguiya. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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