Definition of taka in English:

taka

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːkɑː
 
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noun (plural same)

  • The basic monetary unit of Bangladesh, equal to 100 poisha.
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    • Bangladesh has spent about 500 billion taka (8.43 billion dollars) in efforts to stop erosion over the past three decades.
    • The Dhaka-based Bengali film industry churns out more than 100 low-budget movies a year at an average cost of 6.5 million taka each.
    • With a loan from Yunus of 50 taka (a few dollars), it took Sophia only a few months to establish her own little business, increase her income seven fold, and repay the loan.

Origin

from Bengali ṭākā.

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