Definition of pula in English:


Syllabification: pu·la
Pronunciation: /ˈp(y)o͝olə

noun (plural same)

  • The basic monetary unit of Botswana, equal to 100 thebe.
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    • More than four-fifths of it is made up of the Kalahari desert, and little grows in a land where water is so scarce its monetary unit is the pula - the Setswana word for ‘rain’.
    • The dollar this week made up ground on the Zimbabwe dollar, the Romanian leu, and Botswana pula.
    • Botswana was offering a Harvard-trained scientist who had developed a drinking problem and could no longer be relied upon to keep quiet about the real reason of the pula's strength.


Setswana, literally 'rain'.

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