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The primary unit of currency in Lithuania before the adoption of the euro.

[Lithuanian litas, originally applied to the currency issued by the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic between 1922 and 1941 : lit-, after international names for Lithuania such as Russian Litva, Lithuania (from Old Russian, ultimately from Lithuanian Lietuva, of unknown origin ) + Lithuanian -as, masculine singular noun ending.]


n, pl litai (ˈliːteɪ)
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Lithuania, divided into 100 centai
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Noun1.litas - the basic unit of money in Lithuania
Lithuanian monetary unit - monetary unit in Lithuania
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Goranov visited Vilnius Thursday on the occasion of the Lithuania's eurozone accession and the abolition of the local currency, the Lithuanian litas (LTL).
The conversion rate is set at 3.45 Lithuanian litas to the euro.

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