plural sengi also sengis
: 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.

Word History


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

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“Sengi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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