ta·​ka | \ ˈtä-kə How to pronounce taka (audio) , -(ˌ)kä \

Definition of taka

the basic monetary unit of Bangladesh — see Money Table

Examples of taka in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 This school, which used to be free, now charges 350 taka ($4) a month. The Economist, 5 Sep. 2019 Rahman noted that the government will provide 500 tons of rice and 1.3 million taka ($15,476) to every person affected by the fire. Sugam Pokharel And Matthew Robinson, CNN, 18 Aug. 2019 Boatmen were charging 10,000 Bangladeshi taka (about $120 at the time)—a fortune for such impoverished people, most of whom had fled their homes with nothing. Gaia Vince, Quartz, 8 June 2019 In those where a few households were offered grants of 1,000 taka (about $12), 59% of them sent someone to a city. The Economist, 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of taka

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taka

Bengali ṭākā rupee, taka, from Sanskrit ṭaṅka stamped coin

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“Taka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taka. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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