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[Malay, from earlier Malay, piece of eight, from ringgit, serrated, jagged, milled (the piece of eight being called ringgit in Malay because of its milled edge, as opposed to the smooth edge of the Spanish real which also circulated as currency in Southeast Asia during the colonial era).]


(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Malaysia, divided into 100 sen
[from Malay]


(ˈrɪŋ gɪt)

the basic monetary unit of Brunei and Malaysia.
[1965–70; < Malay riŋgit literally, serrated, milled]
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Noun1.ringgit - the basic unit of money in Malaysia; equal to 100 sen
sen - a fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia; equal to one hundredth of a yen or rupiah or riel
Malaysian monetary unit - monetary unit is Malaysia
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