Definitions

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  • noun The currency of Madagascar.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Malagasy, from Arabic al-riyāl : al-, the + riyāl, silver coin, any of various units of currency used in the Middle East (from Spanish real, real; see real).]

Examples

  • I had never heard of it but was thrilled to know it existed; when I googled it, I discovered the equally marvelous word ariary, of a similar nature.

    languagehat.com: OUGUIYA AND ARIARY.

  • ''For five years I had a job paying 10,000 ariary a day £3, or $5,'' she says.

    What happens when aid is withdrawn from a state in political turmoil?

  • ''For five years I had a job paying 10,000 ariary a day £3, or $5,'' she says.

    What happens when aid is withdrawn from a state in political turmoil?

  • Perpetrators, meanwhile, face a mere 200 ariary (11 cents US) in fines.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • On Wednesday, authorities offered a a 100-million-ariary

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • However, he was convicted on a third charge of influence peddling which drew a sentence of two years in prison plus a fine of four million Malagasy ariary (1,865 dollars, 1,573 euros) and two million ariary in damages, the officials said, citing the verdict read by Judge Herinavalona Randriarilala.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Not being a Scrabble player at anything other than the most amateur dinner-table level, I wonder: is ariary unusable until a new Scrabble dictionary is printed, even though as the official name of a national currency it will presumably automatically be included?

    languagehat.com: OUGUIYA AND ARIARY.

  • Malagasy ariary per US dollar - 2,167.5 (2006), 2,003

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • This month, Cosmos's 1 750 staff turned up at the shuttered factory to be paid a paltry 45 000 ariary (€15), half their monthly salary, sparking anger among those who had expected more money.

    Guardian Online

  • On the other hand, cashing out this amount from a registered dealer will cost a further 350 ariary (about US¢17) to an MVola customer but will be free for a none MVola customer.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

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  • Malagasy unit of currency, divided into 5 iraimbilanja

    July 8, 2008