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paisa

[pahy-sah for 1; pahy-sah for 2] /paɪˈsɑ for 1; ˈpaɪ sɑ for 2/
noun, plural paise
[pahy-sey] /paɪˈseɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also, pice. an aluminum coin and monetary unit, the 100th part of the rupee of India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
2.
Origin
< Hindi paisā
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paisa

/ˈpaɪsɑː/
noun (pl) -se (-seɪ)
1.
a monetary unit of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan worth one hundredth of a rupee
Word Origin
from Hindi
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