We often discuss different currencies like Rupee, Dollar, Pound and Dinar. However, ever wonder how these currencies got their name or how they got originated? Let us tell you today how these different currencies in the world got their names.
Countries: India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles
Word Rupee is originated from Sanskrit word “Rupaya” which means Silver.
Countries: United Kingdom, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon
Word Pound is originated from a Latin word “Poundus” which means weight.
Countries: USA, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Jamaica, Namibia, Taiwan, Hong-Kong, Surinam, Belize, Brunei
Dollar is originated from a word “Thaler”. Thaler was a silver coin used in Europe 400 years ago.
Countries: Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Libya, Algeria, Serbia, Bahrain, Tunisia
The word Dinar is originated from Latin word “Denarius”. It was a silver coin used in ancient Rome.
Yen is originated from a Chinese letter “¥” which means a round coin.
Countries: Oman, Qatar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Riyal is originated from a word “Regalis” which means Royal.
Countries: Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Columbia, Philipines, Cuba
Peso means weight, it is originated from the Spanish language.
Lira word is originated from Latin word “Libra” which means pound.
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