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[American Spanish, after Lempira (1497-1537), Indian leader who resisted the Spanish conquistadors in Honduras.]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Honduras, divided into 100 centavos
[American Spanish, after Lempira, Indian chief who opposed the Spanish]


(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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Such was the case in Hernandez's presidential campaign four years ago, which according to local media reports, received around 2 billion lempiras (US $85 million) of the close to 7 billion lempiras (just under US$300 million) pillaged from the country's social security agency, the Instituto Hondureno de Seguridad Social (IHSS) (NotiCen, July 2, 2015, Oct.
Los siguientes dias fueron un calvario: regreso a vivir por un ano con su madre y salia a las calles con temor de ser asesinado, su vida era un infierno Tuvo contacto con Rony a traves de Facebook, el cual le envio 2 mil lempiras (mil 740 pesos mexicanos), asi pudo llegar a suelo nacional.
Calix said promptly with the issue that afflicts the population is needed, because the Honduran pay in dollars for a range of services, while their salary remains in lempiras.
The amount of the average annual transfer will be $340 per home, which is equivalent to 7,250 Honduran Lempiras.
Me habian ofrecido un bono de 10 mil lempiras (anuales, unos 500 dolares) y no podemos lograr porque no hay difuncion", dice la mujer.
At the migration center, Ramirez was given a bag of groceries with juice to last a day, drinking water and the equivalent of about $25 in lempiras.
Handal said "we are creating a trust to support the country's food industry, in a meeting that we had recently we were told that the government would invest one billion Lempiras in small palm producers because they can generate double-digit increase in Honduras' production, and in the short term.
Located just 30 miles north of the mainland, literally on top of the worldOs second largest barrier reef, Roatan is a unique location with a distinct culture, fascinating history and visitor-friendly conditions: English and Spanish are both considered main languages and the local economy transacts in both US Dollars or Honduran Lempiras.
Zelaya had raised the minimum wage almost 50% (to 5,000 lempiras a month from 3,500), but advocates say the law has been violated with impunity since the coup, including by maquila employers.
The state transferred 180,000 lempiras ($9,000), and by selling some of the scrap metal after the fire we got 32,000 lempiras ($1,500), and the TV show they did for our benefit left us with a huge plastic check which they used for the photo, but we haven't received the money yet," Rodriguez said.
550 lempiras (unos 293 dolares) en las zonas urbanas y de 4.
En efecto, Roberto Micheletti sorprendio a todos al obtener que la estatal Empresa Hondurena de Correos (Honducor) pusiera en circulacion en la primera semana de diciembre tres timbres con su imagen y con valores de 3, 15 y 20 lempiras (alrededor de 15 centavos a 1,05 dolar).