pa'anga

[ pahng-guh, pah-ahng- ]
/ ˈpɑŋ gə, pɑˈɑŋ- /

noun

a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Tonga equal to 100 seniti.

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Origin of pa'anga

First recorded in 1965–70; from Tongan, originally, “a kind of vine producing large, reddish, disk-shaped seeds,” now “a seed of this vine”

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British Dictionary definitions for pa'anga

pa'anga
/ (pɑːˈɑːŋɡə) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of Tonga, divided into 100 seniti
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