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khoums

(kumz, xumz)

n., pl. khoums.
a monetary unit of Mauritania, equal to ? of an ouguiya.
[1970–75; < French < Arabic khums]
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Perhaps revealing my ignorance, I could do nothing with "entropy to eolith" [437], "khoums to Kikuyu" [720], "polychrome to polyp" [1010], or even (for shame!) "bustier to butterfly shell" [179].
OFFICIAL NAME: Islamic Republic of Mauritania LOCATION: Northwest Africa, between Senegal and Western Sahara CAPITAL: Nouakchott -- named in 1960, it is the most recently named capital of the world CURRENCY: 1 ouguiya (UM) - 5 khoums