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The basic monetary unit of Ghana, equal to 100 pesewas.
- ‘The cedi dropped 12 cents against the U.S. dollar and 83 cents against the pound at the end of April.’
- ‘Though they account for just two per cent of the Kuapa farmers’ total business, the $150 premium goes a long way in Ghana where the cedi is so devalued.’
- ‘Buyers look at the conversion table posted near the cards to find the price in cedis.’
- ‘Non-Ghanaian nationals pay ten times more than Ghanaian nationals: ten thousand cedis (approximately four dollars) instead of one thousand cedis (approximately forty cents).’
- ‘Ashanti Goldfields was one of the big winners, ending the week at more than 28,000 cedis.’
Of Ghanaian origin, perhaps an alteration of shilling.
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