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[Maldivean, from Hindi rupayā, rupiyā; see rupee.]
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(Currencies) the standard monetary unit of the Maldives, divided into 100 laari
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(ˈru fiˌyɑ)

n., pl. -yaa.
the basic monetary unit of the Maldives.
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Besides the Saudi government, the Saudi Arabian Muslim Scholars Association has also pledged a grant of 1.6 million Maldivian Rufiyaa "to assist in the provision of Islamic education in the Maldives." These moves have been perceived as leading the Maldives towards becoming a theocratic state.
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