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n. pl. naira
See Table at currency.

[Alteration of Nigeria.]
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(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Nigeria, divided into 100 kobo
[C20: altered from Nigeria]
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(ˈnaɪ rə)

n., pl. -ras.
the basic monetary unit of Nigeria, introduced in 1973.
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Noun1.naira - the basic unit of money in Nigeria
Nigerian monetary unit - monetary unit in Nigeria
kobo - 100 kobos equal 1 naira in Nigeria
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