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Mar. 6th, 2019 | 07:37 am

pula (POO-lah) - n., the basic monetary unit of Botswana.


100 thebe make 1 pula. Introduced in 1976 to replace the South African rand -- the name means rain in Tswana/Setswana, which is also a greeting/blessing down there in the Kalahari Desert. A 1 pula coin:

1 BWP
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---L.

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