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Names of the currencies
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name country word forms origins
ban Moldova 1 - ban
5-50 - bani
Romanian word "ban" - "coin".
cent Lithuania 1 - centas
2 and 5 - centai
10-50 - centu
Derives from Latin "centum" - a hundred, used in the meaning of "a hundredth".
diram Tajikistan 1-50 - diram Derives from Old Greek word "Drakhme" meaning "a handful".
dram Armenia
Nagorno-Karabakh
1-500 - dram
euro Estonia
Latvia
1-2 - euro Derives from the name of the continent - Europa.
euro cent Estonia
Latvia
1-50 - euro cent Derives from the name of the continent - Europa, and Latin "centum" - a hundred, used in the meaning of "a hundredth".
gyapik
(Azerbaijan's form of the word "kopeyka")
Azerbaijan 1-50 - qəpik Russian word "kop'yo" Ц "spear". The first kopek coins show a horseman with a spear (Saint George).
hryvnia Ukraine 1 - hryvnia
2 - hryvni
5 - hryven'
A medieval Russian monetary unit, silver ingots of a certain weight. Later - 10 kopeks in Russian Empire.
kopek
(international form of the word "kopeyka")
Russia
Transnistria
1 - kopeyka
2 - kopeyki
5-50 - kopeyek
Russian word "kop'yo" Ц "spear". The first kopek coins show a horseman with a spear (Saint George).
Ukraine 1 - kopiyka
2 - kopiyki
5-50 - kopiyok
kroon Estonia 1 - kroon
5 - krooni
Derives from Latin "corona" - Crown.
lari Georgia 1-2 - lari Old Georgian word denoting a hoard, property.
lat Latvia 1 - lats
2 - lati
Derives from the name of the country.
leu Moldova 1 - leu
5 - lei
Romanian word "leu" - "lion".
lit Lithuania 1 - litas
2 and 5 - litai
Derives from the name of the country.
luma Armenia 10-50 - luma Derives from Latin "nummus" - "money".
manat Azerbaijan
Turkmenistan
1-1000 - manat Derives from Russian word "moneta" - "coin".
rouble Belarus
Russia
Transnistria
1 - rubl'
2 - rublya
5-100 - rubley
Russian word " Rubit' "- "to cut up", "to chop". Historically "rouble" was a piece of a certain weight chopped off a silver ingot.
santim Latvia 1 - santims
2 and 5 - santimi
10-50 - santimu
Derives from Latin "centum" - a hundred, used in the meaning of "a hundredth".
sent Estonia 5-50 - senti
som Kyrgyzstan 1-5 - som Turkic word meaning "pure" ("pure gold").
somoni Tajikistan 1-5 - somoni Named in the honour of Ismoil Somoni - the founder of the first Samanid (Tajik) State.
sum / so'm Uzbekistan 1-500 - sum / so'm Turkic word meaning "pure" ("pure gold").
tenge Kazakhstan 1-100 - tenge Turkic word meaning "balance", "scales". (Or Russian word "den'gi" - "money", because for all the post-Soviet leaders Russian language was the basic one.)
Turkmenistan 1-50 - teňňe
thetri Georgia 1-50 - thetri Georgian word meaning "silver".
tiyin Uzbekistan 1-50 - tiyin Turkic word meaning "squirrel".
tiyn Kazakhstan 1-50 - tiyn
tyiyn Kyrgyzstan 1-50 - tyiyn
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