rufiyaa

noun
ru·​fi·​yaa | \ ˈrü-fē-ˌyä How to pronounce rufiyaa (audio) \
plural rufiyaa

Definition of rufiyaa

the basic monetary unit of Maldives — see Money Table

First Known Use of rufiyaa

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rufiyaa

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

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“Rufiyaa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rufiyaa. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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