plural tenge
the basic monetary unit of Kazakhstan see Money Table

Examples of tenge 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 The price cap for LPG announced by the government Thursday is 75 tenge (17 cents) per liter; at the start of the year, the average price was about 120 tenge (27 cents). Jim Heintz, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Jan. 2022 His charge was to establish a currency board to stabilize its tenge. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 8 Oct. 2022 Energy-rich Kazakhstan, which exports two-thirds of its oil supplies through Russian ports, is reeling from the international sanctions regime and burning through vital currency reserves to prop up its faltering national currency, the tenge. Time, 11 Mar. 2022 Citizens grew immediately incensed after prices essentially doubled overnight to approximately 100 tenge, or 22 cents, per liter. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 8 Jan. 2022 In 2018, Kim bought the entire 30% stake that Satybaldyuly owned in Kaspi for 200 billion tenge ($466 million), taking his ownership to about half, according to the firm’s prospectus and Bloomberg calculations. Swetha Gopinath,, 15 Oct. 2020 Net income rose 50% to 116 billion tenge, or $286 million, in the first half of 2020 from a year earlier, with payments and marketplace platforms accounting for almost a third of the total. Nariman Gizitdinov,, 25 Sep. 2020 Khasenovna spent 155,000 tenge ($400) for a fur coat, about one month of her salary. Youyou Zhou, Quartz, 26 Oct. 2019

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Word History


Kazakh teŋge coin, ruble

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tenge was in 1992

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“Tenge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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