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

n., pl. -za, -zas.
the basic monetary unit of Angola.
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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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The MPs, including Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi, visited Matayos constituency to benchmark the projects funded by CDF, especially education.
MUSSELBURGH: 2.10 Kwanza, 2.40 Proper Beau, 3.10 Orion's Bow, 3.40 Alright Sunshine, 4.10 Oriental Lilly, 4.40 Amazing Alba, 5.10 Lyford.
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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.
This was primarily as a result of the depreciation of the kwanza (AOA) against the US dollar and the provision of financial support to state-owned companies last year.
The apex bank said that it could fully float its kwanza currency in three months.
The Fund has already raised USD 800,000, anchored by a commitment of up to USD 500,000 from Clearlake Capital Group and the Kwanza Jones and Jose E.
New discoveries in the Kwanza basin in Angola by Statoil ASA (Norway) have increased the expectations of the IOCs.
dollars to Angola at the end of this month, two foreign exchange sources said on Thursday, a move that could pile pressure on the oil exporter's ailing kwanza.
Sonangol E&P in 2014 was given the rights to onshore Blocks 2,4,11 & 12 in the onshore part of Kwanza Basin.