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See Cuanza.


n. pl. kwanza or kwan·zas
See Table at currency.

[After the Kwanza River, the largest river of Angola.]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Angola, divided into 100 lwei
[from a Bantu language]


(ˈkwɑn zə)

n., pl. -za, -zas.
the basic monetary unit of Angola.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kwanza - the basic unit of money in Angola
Angolan monetary unit - monetary unit in Angola
lwei - 100 lwei equal 1 kwanza in Angola
2.kwanza - a festival featuring African-American cultureKwanza - a festival featuring African-American culture; celebrated between Christmas and New Year
festival, fete - an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
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Cash and equivalents stood at $387 million at March 31, 2018, excluding cash denominated in Angolan Kwanza. The majority of cash has historically been held by foreign subsidiaries outside of Ireland.
Ricardo D'Abreu, Vice Governor, Banco Nacionalde Angola, behind the Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Mr Ipumbu Shiimi, on Monday this week, when the two central banks announced a deal to accept the Angolan Kwanza as legal tender in Oshikango.
In the quarter, Weatherford recorded pre-tax charges of $57M, which include $34M related to the bond tender and call premium, $26M in currency devaluation charges mostly in the Angolan kwanza, $25M in restructuring and transformation charges and $18M in asset write-downs and other, net.