ta·​ka ˈtä-kə How to pronounce taka (audio)
the basic monetary unit of Bangladesh see Money Table

Examples of taka in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family eventually paid a ransom of 300,000 taka ($2,800) to get him back — a fortune in the camps. Kristen Gelineau, BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2023 Baher had to pay 300,000 Bangladeshi taka, or about $2,804, right away. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2023 Police have also announced an award of 2 million taka (about $19,350) for tracing the convicts. Reuters, CNN, 21 Nov. 2022 Divisional commissioner of Chattogram, Asharf Uddin, said that families of those killed would be compensated with 50,000 Bangladeshi taka ($560), while those injured and their families will be compensated as well. Sophie Jeong, CNN, 5 June 2022 In Bangladesh, for example, where the average wage of garment workers increased significantly during the 2010s, pay fell by 289 Bangladesh taka (USD $3.4), or about 3% in 2020. Michael Posner, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 The shares rose 50% to 15 taka at 10:12 a.m. according to data on the Dhaka Stock Exchange’s website. Arun Devnath, Bloomberg.com, 24 Dec. 2020 After Artem Dzyuba's penalty had cancelled out the own goal from Sergei Ignashevich that opened the scoring, Russia spent most of the game on the defensive, maintaining a rigid structure that Spain's tiki-taka was powerless to penetrate. SI.com, 1 July 2018 In a bid to offset some of the Western retail fallout, Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina announced a 5,000 crore Bangladeshi taka bailout worth $590 million on March 25. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History


Bengali ṭākā rupee, taka, from Sanskrit ṭaṅka stamped coin

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of taka was in 1972

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“Taka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taka. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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