pula

noun
pu·​la | \ ˈpü-lə How to pronounce pula (audio) , ˈpyü- \
plural pula or pulas

Definition of pula

 (Entry 1 of 2)

the basic monetary unit of Botswana — see Money Table

Pula

geographical name
Pu·​la | \ ˈpü-lä How to pronounce Pula (audio) \

Definition of Pula (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port on the Adriatic Sea at the tip of the Istrian Peninsula in western Croatia population 62,690

Examples of pula in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The central bank will further adjust the downward rate of crawl for the pula to 2.87% from 1.51% with effect May 1. Mbongeni Mguni, Bloomberg.com, "Botswana’s MPC Takes Three-Pronged Approach to Boost Economy," 5 May 2020 The auction will take place at 3 p.m. local time in the capital, Gaborone, on Feb. 7 and interested bidders will need to put down a refundable deposit of 200,000 pula ($18,300). Time, "Botswana Set to Auction First Elephant Hunting Licenses After Lifting Ban," 5 Feb. 2020 With effect from June 24, the United States dollar, British pound, South African Rand, Botswana pula and a host of other foreign currencies are no longer legal tender in any transactions in Zimbabwe. Chris Muronzi, Quartz Africa, "The Zimbabwean dollar makes a return a decade later but uncertainty reigns," 26 June 2019 With effect from June 24, the United States dollar, British pound, South African Rand, Botswana pula and a host of other foreign currencies are no longer legal tender in any transactions in Zimbabwe. Chris Muronzi, Quartz Africa, "The Zimbabwean dollar makes a return a decade later but uncertainty reigns," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of pula

Noun

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pula

Noun

Tswana, literally, rain (used as a greeting)

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“Pula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pula. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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