the basic monetary unit of Mozambique
Origin of meticalPortuguese ; from Arabic mithgal, former Arab unit of currency once used there
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Origin of meticalPortuguese, from Arabic mitqal, colloquial variant of mi&tlowmac;qal, a unit of weight, from &tlowmac;aqula, to be heavy; see &tlowmac;ql in Semitic roots.
metical - Investment & Finance Definition
The currency unit of Mozambique, comprised of 100 centavos.