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kwacha

Syllabification: kwa·cha
Pronunciation: /ˈkwäCHə
 
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Definition of kwacha in English:

noun

The basic monetary unit of Zambia and Malawi, equal to 100 ngwee in Zambia and 100 tambala in Malawi.
Example sentences
  • I had handed the girl four hundred dollars and she gave me thirty eight thousand kwachas.
  • Several members of Parliament owe the FRA millions of kwacha in unpaid fertiliser and seed loans.
  • In the last decade, the economy has gone downhill, the value of the kwacha has declined, and the rate of inflation is high.

Origin

Bemba, 'dawn': previously used as a Zambian nationalist slogan calling for a new “dawn” of freedom, later applied to the currency of the newly independent state.

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