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The basic monetary unit of Tajikistan, equal to one hundred dirams.
- ‘In 2008, 256.759 million somonis are expected to be spent on the health sector, 44 percent more than in 2007.’
- ‘The exchange rate between US dollar and Tajik somonis will be advised on request for purpose of payment for obtaining bidding documents.’
- ‘Output of consumer goods rose 7.2 per cent to 874.4 million somoni in the nine months.’
- ‘In the 1st quarter of 2007 in order to perform nature-conservative measures 4.6 million somoni were paid.’
- ‘Over this period, the somoni managed to rise in value against foreign currencies.’
Tajik, from the name of Ismail Samani, the 9th-century founder of the Tajik nation.
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