the basic monetary unit of Papua New Guinea
Origin of kinaPapuan, a crescent-shaped piece of shell money
Origin of kinaTolai (Malayo-Polynesian language of northeast New Britain) kina clam or oyster shell, in particular the shell of the gold-lipped pearl oyster Pinctada maxima, traditionally used as currency in New Guinea and Melanesia
kina - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Papua New Guinea, comprised of 100 toea.