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pa'anga

[pahng-guh, pah-ahng-]
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noun
  1. a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Tonga equal to 100 seniti.

Origin of pa'anga

First recorded in 1965–70, pa'anga is from the Tongan word pa’anga orig., a kind of vine producing large, reddish, disk-shaped seeds, a seed of the vine
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British Dictionary definitions for pa'anga

pa'anga

noun
  1. the standard monetary unit of Tonga, divided into 100 seniti
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