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A former Abyssin- ian money of account, based on the weight of an ounce of gold, four hundred English Troy grains, and twenty-one and three quarters carats fine. The relationship to actual coins and the subdivisions are as follows : Waken = 5 2/9 Zecchini or Ducats. = 11 3/4 Patacas or Species Thaler. = 80 Amoles or cakes of salt. = 270 1/4 Kharfs, Harfs, or Dahabs. = 1,081 Divini or Paras. = 10,810 Klbear,or Kebar. = 32,480 Borjookes or glass beads.

Synonyms: Wakih
Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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