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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
pa'an•ga(ˈpɑŋ gə, pɑˈɑŋ-)
n., pl. -gas.
the basic monetary unit of Tonga.
[1965–70; < Tongan]