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khoums

[ koomz, khoomz ]
/ kumz, xumz /
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noun, plural khoums.
a coin and monetary unit of Mauritania, the 5th part of an ouguiya.
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Origin of khoums

1970–75; <French <Arabic khums literally, one fifth
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