- a cupronickel-aluminum coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Mauritania, equal to five khoums.
Origin of ouguiya
1970–75; < French < dialectal Arabic ūgīya, akin to Arabic ūqīyah literally, ounce; see oka1
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- the standard monetary unit of Mauritania, divided into 5 khoums