One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The basic monetary unit of Nicaragua, equal to 100 centavos.
- ‘The Sandinista Labor Federation is demanding a minimum wage that reflects the cost of the basic family bread basket, or 24,000 cordobas a month, which would double the present minimum wage.’
- ‘Two thousand workers abandoned their occupation of the Los Monos Park when the government promised roadwork jobs at 31 cordobas (two US dollars) per day.’
- ‘The latter received a bonus of 400 cordobas, while SMV members were only paid 200.’
- ‘One main aim of this plan was to halt the rampant inflation of the Nicaraguan currency, the cordoba.’
- ‘Some sip on Coca-Cola, others pull a couple of cordobas from their pockets to treat themselves to a corn patty.’
Named after F. Fernández de Córdoba, a 16th-century Spanish governor of Nicaragua.
1A city in Andalusia, southern Spain; population 325,453 (2008). Founded by the Carthaginians, it was under Moorish rule from 711 to 1236, and was renowned for its architecture, particularly the Great Mosque. Spanish name Córdoba /ˈkorðoβa/.
2A city in central Argentina; population 1,319,000 (est. 2005).
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