tanga

noun
tan·​ga | \ tən-ˈga How to pronounce tanga (audio) \
plural tanga

Definition of tanga

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a former monetary unit equal to ¹/₁₀₀ Tajikistan ruble

Tanga

geographical name
Tan·​ga | \ ˈtaŋ-gə How to pronounce Tanga (audio) \

Definition of Tanga (Entry 2 of 2)

city and port on a channel of the Indian Ocean in Tanzania on the northeastern mainland population 247,000

First Known Use of tanga

Noun

2000, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tanga

Noun

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

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“Tanga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tanga. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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