Definition of lwei in English:

lwei

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Pronunciation: /ləˈweɪ
 
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noun (plural same)

  • A monetary unit of Angola, equal to one hundredth of a kwanza.
    More example sentences
    • According to Gerhard Schön, the date, 8th of January 1992, is 15 years to the day from when Angola introduced the Lwei/Kwanza monetary system.
    • Kwanzaa is from Swahili for "fist," referring, it is said, to the Black Power symbol of a clenched fist, and is also the term for 100 lwei in the currency of Angola, underscoring its essentially commercial character.

Origin

a local word.

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