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pa'anga

pa'an·ga
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pahng-guh, pah-ahng-]
    • /ˈpɑŋ gə, pɑˈɑŋ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pahng-guh, pah-ahng-]
    • /ˈpɑŋ gə, pɑˈɑŋ-/

Definitions of pa'anga word

  • noun pa'anga a paper money, cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of Tonga equal to 100 seniti. 1
  • noun pa'anga the standard monetary unit of Tonga, divided into 100 seniti 0
  • noun pa'anga the basic monetary unit of Tonga 0

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Origin of pa'anga

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70, pa'anga is from the Tongan word pa’anga orig., a kind of vine producing large, reddish, disk-shaped seeds, a seed of the vine

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Parts of speech for Pa'anga

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

pa'anga popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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