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Related to vatu: Vastu
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[Bislama, either from Fijian vatu, stone, or from a kindred word in a Malayo-Polynesian language of Vanuatu (perhaps chosen as the name for the currency because of its phonetic similarity to Vanuatu), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *batu, stone, from Proto-Austronesian; akin to Tsou (Austronesian language of Taiwain) fatu.]
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Vanuatu
n., pl. -tus.
the basic monetary unit of Vanuatu.