Definition of birr in English:


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Pronunciation: /bəː


  • The basic monetary unit of Ethiopia, equal to 100 cents.
    More example sentences
    • Follow-up cases are charged 5 birr per month.
    • Nearby Fatuma Issak explains that her one-year old, Saptia, cradled in her lap, had been sick for two months now and she couldn't afford the 12 birr for treatment at the clinic.
    • When I do make a few birr, I have to plan it to last for a couple of days.


from Amharic.

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