baiza

or bai·sa

[ bahy-zah ]
/ ˈbaɪ zɑ /

noun

a coin and monetary unit of Oman, the 1000th part of a rial omani.

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Origin of baiza

<Arabic bayzah<Hindi paisā
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Example sentences from the Web for baiza

  • Then Mrs. —— came to say that the Baiza Baee had asked her to come and interpret for us, which will be a great comfort.

    Up the Country|Emily Eden