ouguiya

[ oo-gee-yuh ]
/ uˈgi yə /

noun, plural ou·gui·ya, ou·gui·yas.

a cupronickel-aluminum coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Mauritania, equal to five khoums.

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Origin of ouguiya

1970–75; <French <dialectal Arabic ūgīya, akin to Arabic ūqīyah literally, ounce; see oka1

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British Dictionary definitions for ouguiya

ouguiya
/ (uːˈɡiːjə) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of Mauritania, divided into 5 khoums
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