noun (plural same or kunas)
The basic monetary unit of Croatia, equal to 100 lipa.
- The Croatian currency is the kuna, apparently named after a small furry animal like a stoat or weasel, the pelts of which used to be traded.
- The currency is the kuna, of which there are about ten to a British pound.
- The Croatian postal service issued a 2.80 kuna stamp bearing her picture.
Croatian, literally 'marten' (the fur of the marten was formerly a medium of exchange).
noun (plural same or Kunas)
1A member of an American Indian people of the isthmus of Panama.
- Severin also travels into the Central American rain forest to mingle with the Kuna.
- We lived among the Kuna for five months, learned their customs, and miss them still.
- The Cunas respect the different positions that family members hold, and greet each other accordingly.
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Relating to the Kuna or their language.
- The school, which goes through 12th grade, has Kuna teachers but they are paid by the Panama government and are not allowed to teach the Kuna language or customs.
- The Spanish-language questionnaires were translated into Embera and Kuna languages for surveyors who felt more comfortable working in their native language.
- In 1925, the United States intervened in a revolt by Kuna Indians on the northeast Atlantic coast and established a tribal reserve.
The name in Kuna.
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