- From (stem form of) Mandinka dalasoo. (Wiktionary)
- Mandingo, possibly ultimately from English dollars, pl. of dollar. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The Office of the President is reliably informed that some businessmen and landlords are charging foreign currencies in their dealings in lieu of the dalasi which is the only legal tender of this country.”
“Businessmen and landlords charging foreign currencies in their dealings in lieu of the dalasi which is the only legal tender of The Gambia have been warned to stop the act with imediate effect as it is a violation of the laws of the country.”
“Reexport trade normally constitutes a major segment of economic activity, but a 1999 government-imposed preshipment inspection plan, and instability of the Gambian dalasi (currency) have drawn some of the reexport trade away from The Gambia.”
“You either reduce the price of steak from 100 dalasi to 80 dalasi within a period of one week time or else I will deal with anyone caught," Jammeh was quoted as saying by state television.”
“It cost 2 dalasi per person which is only about 10 cents for a full length film...not bad.”
“His beautiful tropical backyard held all the volunteers who cared to pitch 75 dalasi 3 bucks and served up delicious pastas in huge metal bowls, lentil burgers on the grill.”
“School was free for her until 9th grade, and paying the 3,000 dalasi 115 US dollarsa year fee has been hard for her family- of course, because they are subsistance farmers/gardeners.”
“That means the compound should give them a dalasi or 50 bututs, or some coos or peanuts that they can sell to the bitik... and then in return, the group prays for them and everyone asks each other to forgive them and to meet the new year in peace ah-meen!”
“Exchange rates: dalasi (D) per US$1 - 9.440 (November 1993), 8.888 (1992), 8.803”
“Exchange rates: dalasi (D) per US$1 -- 10.947 (December 1998),”
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