ru·​pie | \ ˈrü-pē-ə How to pronounce rupie (audio) \
plural rupies or rupien\ ˈrü-​pē-​ən How to pronounce rupien (audio) \

Definition of rupie

: the basic monetary unit of former German East Africa (1891–1914) also : a coin representing one rupie

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First Known Use of rupie

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Rupie.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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