sengi

noun
sen·​gi | \ ˈseŋgē \
plural sengi also sengis

Definition of sengi

: a monetary unit formerly used in Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) equal to ¹/₁₀₀ likuta or ¹/₁₀,₀₀₀ zaire

Note: Coins having a denomination of ten sengi were issued from 1967 to 1970.

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History and Etymology for sengi

Kikongo or Lingala sengi, senki five-centime coin of the Belgian Congo, from French cinq five

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“Sengi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sengi. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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