Meaning of toea in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtəʊeɪə/

nounplural noun toea

  • A monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equal to one hundredth of a kina.

    ‘Men at the plant were paid an hourly rate of 80 toea and women 64 toea.’
    • ‘The Kina replaced the Australian Dollar and the toea replaced the Australian cent.’
    • ‘A lottery determined by the Commissioner-General to be a foreign lottery is 50 toea per ticket.’
    • ‘The other traditional shell currency is the toea, a circle of shell cut with bamboo.’
    • ‘This was even better in 1988 when the gross dividend per one kina share was 27 toea.’


Motu, literally ‘cone-shaped shell’.