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ouguiya

[oo-gee-yuh] /uˈgi yə/
noun, plural ouguiya, ouguiyas.
1.
a cupronickel-aluminum coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Mauritania, equal to five khoums.
Origin of ouguiya
1970-1975
1970-75; < French < dialectal Arabic ūgīya, akin to Arabic ūqīyah literally, ounce; see oka1
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ouguiya

/uːˈɡiːjə/
noun
1.
the standard monetary unit of Mauritania, divided into 5 khoums
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