tan·​ga tən-ˈga How to pronounce tanga (audio)
plural tanga
: a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ Tajikistan ruble

Word History


Tajik, from Tajik & Persian, a silver coin, cash

First Known Use

2000, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tanga was in 2000

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Cite this Entry

“Tanga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tanga. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Tan·​ga ˈtaŋ-gə How to pronounce Tanga (audio)
city and port on a channel of the Indian Ocean in Tanzania on the northeastern mainland population 247,000

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