Definition of rupiah
the basic monetary unit of Indonesia — see money table
Recent Examples of rupiah from the Web
The maximum penalty for downloading pornographic material is four years in jail or a two billion rupiah ($150,350) fine.
A budget of 300 million rupiahs (about $29,000) was initially set aside for the makeover, with the goal of painting each building at least three colors.
The Indonesian rupiah extended its decline after the verdict, falling 0.2 percent to 13,335 against the U.S. dollar.
The carry-to-risk ratios for the Mexican peso and Indonesian rupiah show the greatest premium over their five-year average among the currencies analyzed.
MNC’s offer of 150 million rupiah ($11,290) per a Balinese measure of land that is equal to about 100 square meters (1,076 square feet) is far below what villagers believe is fair given the prime location, Surata said.
Since the program was introduced in July, wealthy taxpayers had pledged as of Tuesday to repatriate 146 trillion rupiah ($11 billion) of assets kept in havens like Singapore, the Cayman...
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Origin and Etymology of rupiah
Malay, from Hindi & Urdu rūpaiyā rupee
First Known Use: 1947See Words from the same year
RUPIAH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rupiah for English Language Learners
: the basic unit of money in Indonesia
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