Definition of diram in English:

diram

noun

  • A monetary unit of Tajikistan, equal to one hundredth of a somoni.

    • ‘At last provisions became exceedingly scarce in the camp, and the price even of an ass's head was raised to five hundred dirams.’
    • ‘I intend to save about 10,000 dirams monthly for 3 years and head back to India.’
    • ‘Notes are in denominations of TJS100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1, and 50, 20, 5 and 1 diram.’
    • ‘35-year old Abduholok works in a collective farm as a seasonal labourer, where he can earn 1 diram per kilogramme of cotton collected.’
    • ‘You do get a fridge, and a safe is available for an extra 20 dirams a day.’
    • ‘He said, ‘The pay is better than a headache, but it is a heavy and perilous task; when my life has been spent in this venture, what use will your dirams be then?’’
    • ‘Last year I sold potatoes wholesale at 30 dirams [10 cents a kilogram] and at 60 dirams at the market, but prices have now doubled,’ he told IWPR.’
    • ‘Their first fund-raising activity will be to sell coffee daily in the ILC for 20 dirams per cup.’
    • ‘The most popular and widely used transport within the cities are buses, trolleybuses and minibuses, which will cost you 30 dirams for trolleybus and 40 dirams for bus and minibus.’
    • ‘Zakoura shifted its focus to targeting the destitute with loans of 1000 diram.’
    • ‘There is an additional 400 dirams to be paid on arrival which will cover food costs.’
    • ‘After you get on, pay the fare (20 dirams at the time of writing) to the driver or conductor, who usually sits in the front or by the door.’

Origin

Tajik.

Pronunciation

diram

/ˈdɪərəm/