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 (päng′gə, pä-äng′-)
n. pl. pa'anga
See Table at currency.

[Tongan pa'anga, the vine Entada scandens producing large flat seeds used as ornaments (later applied to coins because the first European coins seen by the Tongans reminded them of these seeds).]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Tonga, divided into 100 seniti


(ˈpɑŋ gə, pɑˈɑŋ-)

n., pl. -gas.
the basic monetary unit of Tonga.
[1965–70; < Tongan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:'anga - the basic unit of money in Tonga
Tongan monetary unit - monetary unit in Tonga
seniti - 100 seniti equal 1 pa'anga in Tonga
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The MLPCA requires financial institutions and currency dealers to maintain records of all transactions of 10,000 Pa'anga (approximately $5,500) or more for at least five years.