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rupiah Syllabification: ru·pi·ah
Pronunciation: /ro͞oˈpēə/

Definition of rupiah in English:


The basic monetary unit of Indonesia, equal to 100 sen.
Example sentences
  • The currency's losses - from 2,500 rupiahs to the U.S. dollar in mid 1997 to 8,500 in mid 2000, with plunges to depths as low as 17,000 in between - triggered capital flight massive enough to bankrupt much of the economy.
  • He said that the biggest contributor to the price increase would be taxes and the weakening of the rupiah against the U.S. dollar.
  • The policy was taken during the sharp depreciation of the rupiah against the U.S dollar.


Indonesian, from Hindi rūpyah (see rupee).

Words that rhyme with rupiah

Achaea, aliyah, Almería, Apia, Bahía, Caesarea, Cassiopeia, Chaldea, Cytherea, Euboea, foreseer, freer, galleria, gynaecea, Iphigenia, Kampuchea, kea, keyer, Latakia, Leah, Lucia, Nicaea, Nicosia, onomatopoeia, Oriya, osteria, Pangaea, Pantelleria, pharmacopoeia, pizzeria, ria, sangría, seer, sharia, Shia, skier, spiraea (US spirea), Tanzania, taqueria, Tarpeia, Thea, trachea, trattoria, urea
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