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renminbi

[ren-min-bee] /ˈrɛnˈmɪnˈbi/
noun, plural renminbi.
1.
the currency of the People's Republic of China, the basic unit of which is the yuan.
Origin of renminbi
1955-1960
1955-60; < Chinese rénmínbi, equivalent to rénmín people + currency
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renminbi

/ˌrɛnˌmɪnˈbiː/
noun (pl) renminbi
1.
another name for the Chinese yuan
Word Origin
Chinese renmin people + bi currency
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Word Origin and History for renminbi
n.

currency introduced 1948 in China, from Chinese renminbi, from renmin "people" + bi "currency."

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