vatu

noun
va·​tu | \ ˈvä-ˌtü How to pronounce vatu (audio) \
plural vatu

Definition of vatu

the basic monetary unit of Vanuatu — see Money Table

First Known Use of vatu

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vatu

probably borrowed from vatu "stone" in Raga or another language of Pentecost Island in Vanuatu (going back to Proto-Oceanic *patu "stone")

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“Vatu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vatu. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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