so·​mo·​ni ˌsō-mō-ˈnē How to pronounce somoni (audio)
plural somoni
the basic monetary unit of Tajikistan see Money Table

Examples of somoni in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kazakhstan has imposed exchange controls after the tenge, its currency, fell by 20 percent in the wake of the Western sanctions against Moscow; Tajikistan’s somoni has undergone a similarly steep depreciation. Nicholas Mulder, Foreign Affairs, 22 Mar. 2022

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Word History


Tajik somonī, from Ismoil Somonī (Abū Ibrāhīm Ismā'īl) †a.d. 907 ruler of an early Muslim dynasty in northern and eastern Iranian lands

First Known Use

2000, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of somoni was in 2000

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“Somoni.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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