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kyat

 (chät)
n.
See Table at currency.

[Burmese caʔ.]
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kyat

(kɪˈɑːt)
n
(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Myanmar, divided into 100 pyas
[from Burmese]
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kyat

(kyɑt, kiˈɑt)

n.
the basic monetary unit of Burma.
[1950–55; < Burmese cyat (written kyap)]
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Noun1.kyat - the basic unit of money in Myanmar
Myanmar monetary unit - monetary unit in the Union of Burma
pya - 100 pyas equal 1 kyat in Myanmar
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For Win Myo and his wife the tab to regain citizenship in their homeland would be nearly 30 million kyat (about $31,000), according to the rule.
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Furthermore, the government demonetised the 100 and 50 kyat (6) banknotes without compensation in May 1964.
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