Definition of khoum in English:

khoum

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Pronunciation: /kuːm
 
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noun

  • A monetary unit of Mauritania, equal to one fifth of an ouguiya.
    More example sentences
    • The currency of Mauritania is ougiya, which is is divided into 5 khoums, but these are not in use.
    • The basic unit of currency, the ouguiya, comprises five khoums.
    • The basic unit of currency, the ouguiya, is comprised of five khoums.

Origin

from Arabic ḵums 'one fifth'.

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