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  • noun Plural form of gourde.


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  • After his talk they got up a little collection — maybe a few hundred bucks in gourdes.

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  • Haiti's central bank vault, which houses its cash, was not affected by the earthquake and should be able to dole out Haitian currency, known as gourdes, to supply banking operations, according to an official at the World Bank, which is monitoring Haiti's banking system.

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  • When I ask the price of a plate she tells me five Haitian gourdes, which is about 12 US cents.

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  • Someone lucky enough to have U.S. dollars has faced a punishing exchange rate as street vendors cut back sharply on the number of Haitian dollars, officially called "gourdes," they are prepared to offer.

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  • "In Haiti they paid us $300 a month, in gourdes, the Haitian money," says one former overseas doctor who is now back in Cuba.

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  • Recently, a 19-year-old girl was given 25 gourdes Haitian currency worth about 50 cents and was told of an orphanage in Kenscoff, a mountainous town some two hours from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, where she could drop her kids.

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  • At least three recent demonstrations, led by labor groups and grassroots organizations, have called for raising the minimum wage from $3.20 (125 gourdes) a day for export assembly work to $12.82 a day (500 gourdes).

    Beverly Bell: Citizen Protests, Government Repression Mount in Haiti

  • Lord knows he isn't finicky about gourdes, only grapes.


  • The pèlerins were busy filling empty bottles and gourdes* -- or any kind of portable container -- at whatcould be called a self-service holy water bar.

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  • Disney Corporation are in some cases paying workers as little as 15 gourdes

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