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The basic monetary unit of Eritrea, equal to one hundred cents.
- ‘Since the economy collapsed, the rent and everything have become so expensive, so I need 700 nakfas or 800 nakfas every month.’
- ‘A litre of petrol went up by 40% to 20 nakfas diesel went up 25% to 10 nakfas a litre.’
- ‘A phone to my wife for 2 minutes and 40 seconds costed 109 nakfas.’
- ‘I was able to pay 9000 nakfas straight away, so I didn't have to take on any loans and pay high interest.’
1990s: from Nak'fa, the name of the town where the country's armed struggle against the Ethiopian regime was launched.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.