ou·​gui·​ya ü-ˈgwē-ə How to pronounce ouguiya (audio) -ˈgē-ə How to pronounce ouguiya (audio)
variants or ougiya
plural ouguiya or ouguiyas or ougiya or ougiyas
the basic monetary unit of Mauritania see Money Table

Word History


Arabic dialect ūgīya, from Arabic ūqīya, literally, ounce

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ouguiya was in 1973

Dictionary Entries Near ouguiya

Cite this Entry

“Ouguiya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ouguiya. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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