Kwacha meaning

kwächə
Malawi's major currency unit; 100 tambala = 1 kwacha.
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Zambia's major currency unit; 100 ngwee = 1 kwacha.
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The basic monetary unit of:
  • Malawi.
  • Zambia.
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The currency unit of Malawi, comprised of 100 tambala, and Zambia, comprised of 100 ngwee.
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Origin of kwacha

  • Bemba Chewa dawn (used as a nationalist rallying cry in Malawi and Zambia, in reference to the anticolonial slogan new dawn of freedom) kw- infinitive pref. -acha to dawn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Bemba Chewa dawn (used as a nationalist rallying cry in Malawi and Zambia, in reference to the anticolonial slogan new dawn of freedom) kw- infinitive pref. -acha to dawn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Chichewa or Bemba kwacha (“dawn”).

    From Wiktionary