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.
from Arabic ḵums 'one fifth'.
Definition of khoum in:
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