riyal

[ ree-yawl, -yahl ]

noun
  1. a bronze coin and monetary unit of Qatar, equal to 100 dirhams.

  2. a silver coin and monetary unit of Saudi Arabia, equal to 100 halala or 20 qurush.

  1. (formerly) a coin and monetary unit of the Yemen Arab Republic, equal to 100 fils or 40 buqshas.

Origin of riyal

1
1935–40; <Arabic riyāl<Spanish realreal2

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riyal

/ (rɪˈjɑːl) /


noun
  1. the standard monetary unit of Qatar, divided into 100 dirhams; Saudi Arabia, divided into 100 halala; and Yemen, divided into 100 fils

Origin of riyal

1
from Arabic riyāl, from Spanish real real ²

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