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Toea

A subdivision of the Papua New Guinean kina. One toea is equal in value to 1/100 of a kina. See also: Cent.
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This latter instance is once again termed opa, but its significance is not simply through the size of the presentation, it is also due to its radical contrast to the conventional opa of the Sunday service, say hundreds of kina in contrast to ten toea coins or vegetables.
Na tu ol i no man bilong toktok na grisim meri long raun wantaim, olsem mipela man long hia, mipela i save tingting long market na painim toea.
As my colleague Steve Layton is fond of saying, 'there's nothing positive about living with HIV' (see Layton 2004); his point is that it's beside the point to talk about good health and nutritious food when clean water is too distant for one's care-takers regularly to fetch, when one doesn't have two toea to rub together, when local health workers have already outed one's HIVab status, when the local preacher has already blamed AIDS on sin and profligacy, and when six urban clinics in Port Moresby have closed in the space of a single year.
This is an exaggeration but the point is that he would always start with, say, 10 or 20 toea coins (equivalent of l0 and 20 cents denominations) which is like a bite for bigger amounts and denominations belonging to other men.