ru·​fi·​yaa ˈrü-fē-ˌyä How to pronounce rufiyaa (audio)
plural rufiyaa
the basic monetary unit of Maldives see Money Table

Word History


probably from Divehi (Indo-Aryan language of the Maldive Islands), from Hindi rupīyā, rūpaiyā rupee

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rufiyaa was in 1982

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Cite this Entry

“Rufiyaa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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