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[American Spanish, after Lempira (1497-1537), Indian leader who resisted the Spanish conquistadors in Honduras.]
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(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Honduras, divided into 100 centavos
[American Spanish, after Lempira, Indian chief who opposed the Spanish]
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(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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Some 47 people were rescued after the accident near Puerto Lempira, said Honduran armed forces spokesman Jose Domingo Meza.
The vessel had set sail from the Lempira Port located in country's eastern department of Gracias a Dios.
I flew to the capital city of Tegucigalpa, and then we took a small plane to Puerto Lempira. There, we hired a military escort for the 4-hour, dirt-road drive to the village of Rus Rus.
The epicenter was located 202 kilometres from the Honduran town of Barra Patuca, and 245 kilometres from the municipality of Puerto Lempira (Honduras).
He explained that in the coming months work will start on the construction of the road that from Chamelecon connects Gracias, Lempira, Copan and Ocotepeque and communicates with the borders with El Salvador and Guatemala.
nicaraguae Descamps, 1974 Episactinae Lempira metapanensis Rowell, 2012 Bactrophorinae Machaerocera mexicana saussure, 1859 Oedipodinae Orphula azteca (saussure, 1861) ncridinae Orphulella punctata (De Geer, 1773) Gomphocerinae Phaneroturis cupido Bruner, 1904 Gomphocerinae Proctolabus saussure, 1859, n.
The closest doctor is another hour and a half by car in Puerto Lempira, Gracias a Dios' capital city.