The name manilla comes from the Spanish word for
bracelet "Manella." Also known as slave trade money
after the Europeans started using them to acquire slaves.
Manillas were the first true general-purpose currency
known in W. Africa, being used for ordinary market
purchases, bride price, payment of fines, compensation
of diviners, and for the needs of the next world, as burial
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