Definition of pula in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝olə/

noun (plural same)

The basic monetary unit of Botswana, equal to 100 thebe.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with pula

ampulla, bulla, fuller, Müller, puller

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Syllabification: pu·la

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