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[Maldivean, from Hindi rupayā, rupiyā; see rupee.]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of the Maldives, divided into 100 laari


(ˈru fiˌyɑ)

n., pl. -yaa.
the basic monetary unit of the Maldives.
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The official language is Maldivian (Dhivehi) and the Maldivian currency is Maldivian rufiyaa.
6 million Maldivian Rufiyaa "to assist in the provision of Islamic education in the Maldives.
Waheed said that unrest has cost the atoll nation an estimated 180 million rufiyaa ($11.
The drugs seized were valued at Maldivian Rufiyaa 11 million ($830,000)
The 30 years old lady Rufiyaa, passed away in business ward, civil hospital who was suffering from burn injuries during house work.
The local currency is the Rufiyaa but prices are in US dollars.
Rufiyaa from Polyclinic, were of the view that there are chances of spreading diseases like Eye infections, Typhoid fever (enteric fever), Diarrhoea, Malnutrition, Heat stroke, Skin rashes (allergic dermatitis), Psychiatric problem (depression), Dehydration, Severe respiratory problems and Malaria etc.
The islands have been populated for more than 3,000 years ago and early settlers were travellers on the Silk Route Annual visitors More than 600,000 Language Dhivehi is spoken in all parts of the Maldives, with English also widely spoken Economy Tourism is the main industry, contributing close to 20% of the GDP, with fisheries and trade following close behind Currency The Rufiyaa and Laaree.
On April 10, the government implemented a managed float of the rufiyaa, allowing it to be traded against the US dollar within 20 percent band of the peg rate of Rf.
Male, April 19 -- Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's Spokesman faulted President Mohamed Nasheed over breaking the peg on rufiyaa saying cost of living has shot up overnight, placing industries like travel and constructions in a struggle for survival, while elaborating on the crisis within his own party - the main opposition DRP, in an interview with the Asian Tribune.
85 rufiyaa, to be traded within a band of 20 percent, leading to a managed float of the currency.
com Time zone: GMT +5hrs Best time to go: Year round Currency: Rufiyaa pounds 1 = 23.