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- noun The
currencyof Mauritania, divided into five khoums.
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- noun the basic unit of money in Mauritania
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Frequent commenter Tatyana just sent me the word ouguiya, which is in the dictionary and legal for Scrabble use.
Just one more before we quit this topic: the Mauritanian ouguiya!
Surely we would like to buy this little souvenir he has, from Mali, over 200 years old, for only 20,000 ouguiya …
The association of money names with other weights is common: ouguiya (Mauritania) means