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Q. What is money called in Thailand?Is it something like bot?

A. You're a few mongos shy of a tugrik (as we say in Mongolia). You've got the pronunciation down, but your spelling is off. The monetary unit of Thailand is the baht, equal to 100 satang. Here's a handy list of international currencies, suitable for framing!

Afghanistan: Afghani
Albania: Lek
Algeria: Dinar
Andorra: Franc
Andorra: Peseta
Angola: New Kwanza
Argentina: Peso
Aruba: Florin
Australia: Dollar
*Austria: Schilling
Bahamas: Dollar
Bahrain: Dinar
Bangladesh: Taka
Barbados: Dollar
*Belgium: Franc
Belize: Dollar
Bermuda: Dollar
Bhutan: Ngultrum
Bolivia: Boliviano
Botswana: Pula
Brazil: Real
Brunei: Dollar
Bulgaria: Lev
Burundi: Franc
Cambodia: Riel
Cape Verde: Escudo
Cayman Islands: Dollar
Chile: Peso
China: Yuan Renminbi
Colombia: Peso
Comoros: Franc
Costa Rica: Colon
Croatia: Kuna
Cuba: Peso
Cyprus: Pound
Czech Republic: Koruna
Denmark: Krone
Djibouti: Franc
Dominican Republic: Peso
Ecuador: Sucre
Egypt: Pound
El Salvador: Colon
Estonia: Kroon
Ethiopia: Birr
Falkland Islands: Pound
Fiji: Dollar
*Finland: Markka
*France: Franc
Gambia: Dalasi
*Germany: Mark
Ghana: Cedi
Gibraltar: Pound
*Greece: Drachma
Guatemala: Quetzal
Guinea: Franc
Guyana: Dollar
Haiti: Gourde
Honduras: Lempira
Hong Kong: Dollar
Hungary: Forint
Iceland: Krona
India: Rupee
Indonesia: Rupiah
Iran: Rial
Iraq: Dinar
*Ireland: Punt
Israel: New Shekel
*Italy: Lira
Jamaica: Dollar
Japan: Yen
Jordan: Dinar
Kazakhstan: Tenge
Kenya: Shilling
Kuwait: Dinar
Laos: Kip
Latvia: Lats
Lebanon: Pound
Lesotho: Loti
Liberia: Dollar
Libya: Dinar
Lithuania: Litas
*Luxembourg: Franc
Macau: Pataca
Malagasy: Franc
Malawi: Kwacha
Malaysia: Ringgit
Maldives: Rufiyaa
Malta: Lira
Mauritania: Ouguiya
Mauritius: Rupee
Mexico: Peso
Mongolia: Tugrik
Morocco: Dirham
Mozambique: Metical
Myanmar: Kyat
Namibia: Dollar
Nepal: Rupee
*Netherlands: Guilder
Netherlands Antilles: Guilder
New Zealand: Dollar
Nicaragua: Cordoba Oro
Nigeria: Naira
North Korea: Won
Norway: Kroner
Oman: Rial
Pakistan: Rupee
Panama: Balboa
Papua New Guinea: Kina
Paraguay: Guarani
Peru: Nuevo Sol
Philippines: Peso
Poland: Zloty
*Portugal: Escudo
Qatar: Rial
Romania: Leu
Russia: Rouble
Samoa: Tala
Sao Tome/Principe: Dobra
Saudi Arabia: Riyal
Seychelles: Rupee
Sierra Leone:
Singapore: Dollar
Slovakia: Koruna
Slovenia: Tolar
Solomon Islands: Dollar
Somalia: Shilling
South Africa: Rand
South Korea: Won
*Spain: Peseta
Sri Lanka: Rupee
St. Helena: Pound
Sudan: Dinar
Sudan: Pound
Suriname: Guilder
Swaziland: Lilangeni
Sweden: Krona
Switzerland: Franc
Syria: Pound
Taiwan: Dollar
Tanzania: Shilling
Thailand: Baht
Tonga: Pa'anga
Trinidad/Tobago: Dollar
Tunisia: Dinar
Turkey: Lira
Uganda: Shilling
Ukraine: Hryvnia
Uruguay: Peso
United Arab Emirates: Dirham
United Kingdom: Pound
Vanuatu: Vatu
Venezuela: Bolivar
Vietnam: Dong
Yugoslavia: Dinar
Zambia: Kwacha
Zimbabwe: Dollar


* Countries whose currencies will be replaced by the Euro by 2002.

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