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[American Spanish, after Lempira (1497-1537), Indian leader who resisted the Spanish conquistadors in Honduras.]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Honduras, divided into 100 centavos
[American Spanish, after Lempira, Indian chief who opposed the Spanish]


(lɛmˈpɪər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
the basic monetary unit of Honduras.
[1930–35; < American Spanish, after Lempira, 16th century Honduran Indian cacique]
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Noun1.lempira - the basic unit of money in Honduras; equal to 100 centavos
centavo - a fractional monetary unit of several countries: El Salvador and Sao Tome and Principe and Brazil and Argentina and Bolivia and Colombia and Cuba and the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and El Salvador and Guatemala and Honduras and Mexico and Nicaragua and Peru and the Philippines and Portugal
Honduran monetary unit - monetary unit in Honduras
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The amount of the average annual transfer will be $340 per home, which is equivalent to 7,250 Honduran Lempiras.
Located just 30 miles north of the mainland, literally on top of the worldOs second largest barrier reef, Roatan is a unique location with a distinct culture, fascinating history and visitor-friendly conditions: English and Spanish are both considered main languages and the local economy transacts in both US Dollars or Honduran Lempiras.