Qirsh

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Qirsh

A subdivision of a currency in several Arabic-speaking countries. A qirsh is equal to 1/100 of a Jordanian dinar or an Egyptian pound. It is also equal to 1/20 of a Saudi riyal. The term comes from a currency subdivision used during the Ottoman Empire. It is also spelled qursh or ghirsh.
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Ismail's only crime, he learns, was to have donated a qursh, the smallest unit of Egyptian currency, to a mosque, a charitable act now recoded as a threat to national security.
The piastre currency on the stamps was rendered as Arabic as "ghursh," correctly qursh.
I mean, who ever uses Zo, Qi, Hoo or Qursh in real life?