khoums


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khoums

(kumz, xumz)

n., pl. khoums.
a monetary unit of Mauritania, equal to ? of an ouguiya.
[1970–75; < French < Arabic khums]
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OFFICIAL NAME: Islamic Republic of Mauritania LOCATION: Northwest Africa, between Senegal and Western Sahara CAPITAL: Nouakchott -- named in 1960, it is the most recently named capital of the world CURRENCY: 1 ouguiya (UM) - 5 khoums