ouguiya

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noun ou·gui·ya \ü-ˈgwē-ə, -ˈgē-ə\

Definition of ouguiya

plural

ouguiya

  1. the basic monetary unit of Mauritania — see money table

Origin and Etymology of ouguiya

Arabic dialect ūgīya, from Arabic ūqīya, literally, ounce


First Known Use: 1973

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