Definition of ariary in English:

ariary

noun

  • The basic monetary unit of Madagascar, equal to five iraimbilanja.

    • ‘Electricity cables cost 1 million ariary a metre, and we needed 3km of it.’
    • ‘We eat 25kg a month of rice, and it costs us 32,000 ariary.’
    • ‘He cut the national education allocation to 557 billion ariary.’
    • ‘I've borrowed 10,000 ariary from my sister to buy food.’
    • ‘We're working to rehabilitate the roads, earning 24,000 ariary a week.’
    • ‘This penalty increases to two to five years' imprisonment, plus a fine of two to ten million ariary.’

Origin

Malagasy.

Pronunciation

ariary

/ɑːrɪˈɑːri/