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naira

[ nahy-ruh ]
/ ˈnaɪ rə /
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noun

a paper money and monetary unit of Nigeria, equal to 100 kobo: replaced the pound in 1973.

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naira
/ (ˈnaɪrə) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of Nigeria, divided into 100 kobo

Word Origin for naira

C20: altered from Nigeria
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