n. pl. em·a·lan·ge·ni (ĕm′ə-läng-gĕnē)
See Table at currency.
[Swazi, member of the Swazi royal clan : li-, singular noun class prefix + -langeni, clan name of the royal family of Swaziland (probably used of currency on the model of Spanish real, royal, real (silver coin bearing the head of the monarch), since Spanish reales circulated widely as currency in Africa in the colonial era).]
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