RUFIYAA \ROO.fee.yah\ n. the standard monetary unit of the Maldives
The rufiyaa is subdivided into 100 units called LAARI (or less commonly, LARI or LAREE)…
Today’s word is one of only three currencies (that I’m aware of at least!) that have the awkward sequence -IYA- in their names. I introduced you to another such currency the other day. I’m sure we’ll get to the third before long ;-)
And to save you checking, neither rufiyaa nor laari have any anagrams allowed in Scrabble.
P.S. Both rufiyaa and laari are usually used as their own plurals, however Collins/CSW/SOWPODS players can add an -S to form the alternative Anglicized plurals if they need a place for their bingo.