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 (päng′gə, pä-äng′-)
n. pl. pa'anga
See Table at currency.

[Tongan pa'anga, the vine Entada scandens producing large flat seeds used as ornaments (later applied to coins because the first European coins seen by the Tongans reminded them of these seeds).]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Tonga, divided into 100 seniti


(ˈpɑŋ gə, pɑˈɑŋ-)

n., pl. -gas.
the basic monetary unit of Tonga.
[1965–70; < Tongan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:'anga - the basic unit of money in Tonga
Tongan monetary unit - monetary unit in Tonga
seniti - 100 seniti equal 1 pa'anga in Tonga
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6 million pa'anga to Tonga to buy goods, that may consist sports equipment, to support increase economic and social development efforts.
One pa'anga,' the child's minutely older brother would announce.
10) The money on board the Port-au-Prince was sunk with the ship, because the Tongans thought that the round pieces of metal were just chips in a type of game, pa'anga, the later word for the Tongan dollar.