Definition of ouguiya in English:

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Pronunciation: /o͞oˈɡēə/
(also ougiya)


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


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

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Syllabification: ou·gui·ya

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