- a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Malaysia, equal to 100 sen.
Origin of ringgit
First recorded in 1965–70, ringgit is from the Malay word riŋgit literally, serrated, milled
Also called dollar.
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Historical Examples of ringgit
If any one disobeys he will be fined five dollars— Kalau ada siapa ban tah nanti kna denda lima ringgit.
The currency in the Straits of Malacca is the Spanish dollar (ringgit or real) divided into cents.
- the standard monetary unit of Malaysia, divided into 100 sen
Word Origin for ringgit
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