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likuta

[ li-koo-tuh ]
/ lɪˈku tə /
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noun, plural ma·ku·ta [mah-koo-tuh]. /mɑˈku tə/.
a paper money, aluminum coin, and monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one 100th of a zaire.
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Origin of likuta

First recorded in 1965–70; from a Bantu language such as Lingala likútá, equivalent to li- singular prefix + -kútá “gather, bundle”

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British Dictionary definitions for likuta

likuta
/ (liːˈkuːtɑː) /

noun plural makuta (mɑːˈkuːtɑː)
(formerly) a coin used in Zaïre

Word Origin for likuta

C20: from Congolese
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