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toea

[ toi-uh ]
/ ˈtɔɪ ə /
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noun, plural toe·a, toe·as.
a bronze coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, one 100th of a kina.
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Origin of toea

First recorded in 1970–75; from Hiri Motu (a Papua New Guinea pidgin); “conical shell” (formerly used as currency)
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toea
/ (ˈtəʊɑː) /

noun plural toea
a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, worth one-hundredth of a kina

Word Origin for toea

from a Papuan language
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