Share this entry

ouguiya Line breaks: ou|guiya
Pronunciation: /uːˈɡiːjə/
(also ougiya)

Definition of ouguiya in English:


The basic monetary unit of Mauritania, equal to five khoums.


Via French from Mauritanian Arabic, from Arabic 'ūqīya, from Greek ounkia, from Latin uncia 'ounce'.

Definition of ouguiya in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day confidant
Pronunciation: ˈkɒnfɪdant
a person with whom one shares a secret...