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n. pl. em·a·lan·ge·ni (ĕm′ə-läng-gĕn′ē)
See Table at currency.

[Swazi, member of the Swazi royal clan : li-, singular noun class prefix + -langeni, clan name of the royal family of Swaziland (probably used of currency on the model of Spanish real, royal, real (silver coin bearing the head of the monarch), since Spanish reales circulated widely as currency in Africa in the colonial era).]


n, pl emalangeni (ˈɛmɑːlɑːŋˌɡeɪnɪ)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Swaziland, divided into 100 cents


(lɪˈlɑŋ gɛ ni, ˌli lɑŋˈgɛn i)

n., pl. em•a•lan•gen•i (ˌɛm ə lɑŋˈgɛn i)
the basic monetary unit of Swaziland.
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Noun1.lilangeni - the basic unit of money in Swaziland; equal to 100 cents
cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
Swaziland monetary unit - monetary unit in Swaziland
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The Central Bank attributed the decline to a slight recovery of the Swazi currency, the Lilangeni in comparison to the US Dollar.
Swaziland is a member of the Common Monetary Area (CMA) and its currency, the lilangeni (SZL) is fixed at parity with the greatly overvalued South African rand.
Swaziland issues its own currency, the lilangeni (plural: emalangeni).