ouguiya

[oo-gee-yuh]
noun, plural ouguiya, ouguiyas.
a cupronickel-aluminum coin, paper money, and monetary unit of Mauritania, equal to five khoums.

Origin:
1970–75; < French < dialectal Arabic ūgīya, akin to Arabic ūqīyah literally, ounce; see oka1

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ouguiya (uːˈɡiːjə)
 
n
the standard monetary unit of Mauritania, divided into 5 khoums

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The local currency is the ouguiya, and it may not be imported or exported.
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