SCRABBLE, ANYONE? #9: “Units of Currency”

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Units of currency that DO NOT REQUIRE CAPITALIZATION are legal Scrabble plays.  Some can be pluralized, some cannot, some already are the plural inflection.  Memorize them and you will have a leg up on many of your opponents…

(NEW additions to the 5th edition Official Scrabble Dictionary are listed in BOLDFACE type.)

AVO-  A monetary unit of Macao

AFGHANI = 100 PUL(s)-  A monetary unit of Afghanistan

BAHT = 100 SATANG (BAHTICAL)-  A monetary unit of Thailand

BALBOA –  A monetary unit of Panama

BAIZA(s) –  A monetary unit of Oman

BIRR/BIRROTCH-  A monetary unit of Ethiopia

BOLIVAR-  A monetary unit of Venezuela

CAURI(s)

CEDI = 100 PESEWA(s)-  A monetary unit of Ghana

CENTIME(s) = 100 Francs-  Former monetary units of France

CHON-  A monetary unit of South Korea

CORDOBA(s)-  A monetary unit of Nicaragua

DALASI(s) = 100 BUTUT(s)-  Monetary units of Gambia

DONG = 100 XU-  A monetary unit of Vietnam

DINAR(s)-  An ancient gold coin of Muslim areas

DIOBOL(s)-  A coin of ancient Greece

DIRHAM(s)-  A monetary unit of Morocco

DRACHMA(s)/DRACHMAE/DRACHMAI- (former?) Monetary units of  Greece

ESCUDO(s)-  A monetary unit of Portugal

ECU-  An old French coin

FENING(s)

FIL-  A coin of Iraq and Jordan

FLORIN(s)-  A former gold coin of Europe

FORINT(s)=  100 FILLER- A monetary unit of Hungary

FRANC(s)-  A former monetary unit of France

GOURDE(s)-  A monetary unit of Haiti

GUILDEN-  A monetary unit of The Netherlands

GUILDER-  A monetary unit of the Netherlands

GUARANI(s)(es)-  A monetary unit of Paraguay

HALERU-  A monetary unit of the Czech Republic

HALIER(s)

HALIEROV

HAO-  A monetary unit of Vietnam

INTI-  A monetary unit of Peru

JACOBUS-  An old English coin

JEON-  A monetary unit of South Korea

JOHANNES-  A Portuguese coin

JUN-  A coin of North Korea

KAPEYKA

KAPEEK

KHOUM-  A monetary unit of Mauritania

KINA = 100 TOEA-  A Russian coin

KIP = 100 AT/ATT  Monetary units of Laos

KOBO-  A monetary unit of Nigeria

KOPECK/KOPEK-  A monetary unit of the Czech Republic

KORUN/KORUNA/KORUNAS/KROUNAY-  Monetary units of Czech Rep.

KREUTZER/KREUZER-  A former monetary unit of Austria

KRONA/KRONUR-  A monetary units of Iceland

KRONA = 100 AURAR/EYRIR-  Monetary unit of Iceland

KRONE/KRONEN-  A former monetary unit of Austria

KRONER-  A monetary unit of Denmark

KRONOR-  A monetary unit of Sweden

KROON/KROONI-  A former monetary unit of Estonia

KURUSH(es)

KWACHA = 100 TAMBALA or 100 NGWEE-  A monetary unit of Zambia

KWANZA = 100 LWEI-  A monetary unit of Angola

KYAT = 100 PYA(s)-  A monetary unit of Myanmar (Burma)

LARI/LAARI-  A monetary unit of Maldives

LAT/LATS/LATI-  Former monetary units of Latvia

LEPTA/LEPTON-  A monetary unit of Greece

LEK/LEKS/LEKE/LEKU = 100 QINDARKA-  A monetary unit of Albania

LEMPIRA-  A monetary unit of Honduras

LEONE-  A monetary unit of Sierra Leone

LEU = 100 BANI-  A monetary unit of Romania

LEK-  A monetary unit of Albania

LEPTON/LEPTA-  A monetary unit of Greece

LEV/LEVA-  A monetary unit of Bulgaria

LIBRA-  A former gold coin of Peru

LIKUTA/MAKUTA-  A monetary unit of Zaire

LIRA/LIER = 100 KURU(s)-  A monetary unit of Italy

LIRI-  A monetary unit of Malta

LIVRE-  A former monetary unit of France

LIRA-  Monetary units of Malta, Italy & Israel!

LIROTH/LIROT-  A former monetary unit of Israel

LOTI/ MALOTI = 100 LICENTE/LISENTE-  A monetary unit of Lesotho

LOUIS-  A former gold coin of France

LWEI-  A monetary unit of Angola

MAKUTA/ LIKUTA-  A monetary unit of Zaire

MARAVEDI-  A former coin of Spain

MARKKA(s)/MARKAA = 100 PENNIA-  Monetary units of Finland

MERK-  A former coin of Scotland

METICAL/METICAIS-  Monetary units of Mozambique

MILESIMO-  A former monetary unit of Chilie

NAIRA = 100 KOBO-  Monetary units of Nigeria

NGULTRUM(s)-  A monetary unit of Bhutan

NGWEE(s)-  A monetary unit of Zambia

OUGUIYA = 5 KHOUM(s)-  Monetary units of Mauritania

PAISA(s)/ PAISE-  A coin of Pakistan

POISHA-  A monetary unit of Bangladesh

PENCE/POUND(s)-  A monetary unit of Great Britain

PESETA(s)-  A monetary unit of Spain

PESEWA(s)- A monetary unit of Ghana

PESO-  A monetary unit of various Spanish-speaking countries

PFENNIG(s)(e)-  A (former?) bronze coin of Germany

PIASTER(s)/ PIASTRE(s)-  A monetary unit of several Arab countries

PUL(s)/ PULI-  A monetary unit of Afghanistan

PULA= 100 THEBE-  Monetary units of Botswana

QURSH-  A monetary unit of Saudi Arabia

QUETZAL-  A monetary unit of Guatemala

RAPPEN-  A monetary unit of Switzerland

RAND-  A monetary unit of South Africa

REI-  An erroneous English form of a former Portuguese coin

RIEL(s)-  A monetary unit of Cambodia

REAL / RIAL = 1000 BAIZA-  A monetary unit of Oman

RINGITT-  A monetary unit of Malaysia

RIYAL = 100 HALALA-  Monetary units of Saudi Arabia

RUBLE(s)/ROUBLE(s)=100 KOPECK(s)-  Monetary units of the Soviet Union

RUPEE = 100 PAISE / PAISA- A monetary unit of India

RUPIAH(s)  A monetary unit of Indonesia

SANTIM(s)

SANTIMI/SANTIMU

SHEKEL = 100  AGOROT-  Monetary units of Israel

SEN-  A monetary unit of Japan

SENE-  A monetary unit of Western Samoa

SENGI-  A monetary unit of Zaire

SENITI-  A monetary unit of Tonga

SUCRE(s)-  A monetary unit of Ecuador

SUMY

TAKA-  A monetary unit of Bangladesh

TEIN(s)

TENESI/TENNESI

TIYIN(s)/TIYN(s)

TUGRIK(s)/ TUGHRIK(s) = 100 MONGO-  Monetary units of Mongolia

YUAN(s)-  A monetary unit of China

ZAIRE-  A monetary unit of Zaire

ZLOTY= 100 GROSZY-  Monetary units of Poland

XU/SAU-  A monetary unit of Vietnam

 

> Play on, comrades!

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3 Responses to SCRABBLE, ANYONE? #9: “Units of Currency”

  1. And they are ALL legal Scrabble plays. Huzzah!

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  2. jaclyn says:

    Kip is the monetary unit of Laos, not Vietnam

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