Definition of anna in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈanə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A former monetary unit of India and Pakistan, equal to one sixteenth of a rupee.
Example sentences
  • The British pound with 100 pence, had until recently 20 shillings and each shilling had 12 pence, like our pre-1957 rupee with 16 annas and each anna divided into four paisa.
  • Every day my cousins and I would make several trips to distant Virar, then located outside Mumbai, where we would buy rice for 1 rupee and 14 annas per pound.
  • When Dixit said it cost 10 annas (equal to around Rs.100 now), the customer fled.


From Hindi ānā.

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