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A monetary unit of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, equal to one hundredth of a som.
- ‘The currency is subdivided into 100 tiyin, and was introduced in November 1993 after the fall of the USSR to replace the Russian ruble.’
- ‘Coins are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 tiyins and bank notes in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Sum.’
- ‘Electricity rates by 2009 should cost between 0.85 and 0.89 tiyins.’
- ‘Nowadays men are coming from the villages without even a few tiyin to buy bread.’
- ‘He says the official daily food ration is 24 soms and 60 tiyins per prisoner.’
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