noun (plural toea) Etymology: Hiri Motu (pidgin of Papua New Guinea based on Motu, an Austronesian language), a kind of shell Date: 1975 — see kina at money table

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  • toea — [tō′ä] n. pl. toea [Papuan, a piece of shell money] a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to 1/ 100 of a kina …   English World dictionary

  • toea — TÓEA s.f. Monedă divizionară în Papua Noua Guinee, valorând a suta parte dintr o kina. [pr.: tóia] (prob. din engl. pidgin < engl. dollar = dolar) [AHDEL] Trimis de tavi, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Neoficial …   Dicționar Român

  • toea — /toy euh/, n., pl. toea, toeas. a bronze coin and monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, the 100th part of a kina. * * * …   Universalium

  • toea — noun 100 toea equal 1 kina in Papua New Guinea • Hypernyms: ↑Papuan monetary unit • Part Holonyms: ↑kina …   Useful english dictionary

  • toea — noun A unit of currency, equivalent to 1/100th of a Papua New Guinean kina …   Wiktionary

  • toea — [ təʊeɪə] noun (plural same) a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to one hundredth of a kina. Origin Motu, lit. cone shaped shell …   English new terms dictionary

  • toea — A monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, worth one hundredth of a kina …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • toea — toe•a [[t]ˈtɔɪ ə[/t]] n. pl. toe•a, toe•as num a monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to 1/100 of a kina …   From formal English to slang

  • toea — /ˈtoʊiə/ (say toheeuh) noun the smaller of the two units of currency in PNG; one hundredth of a kina. {Papuan} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Papua New Guinean kina — Infobox Currency image 1 = image title 1 = 20 kina banknote image 2 = image title 2 = 50 kina banknote iso code = PGK using countries = PNG inflation rate = 1.8% inflation source date = [ world… …   Wikipedia

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