East African shilling

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The East African shilling was the currency issued for use in British controlled areas in East Africa from 1921 until 1969.wikipedia
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The East African shilling was the currency issued for use in British controlled areas in East Africa from 1921 until 1969.
It is also the proposed currency that the east African community plans to introduce (east African shilling).

Rupee

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This anomalous state of affairs arose because the first currency used by the British colonial authorities in British East Africa was the rupee, not sterling.
Shortly after that, the florin was split into two East African shillings.

Kenyan shilling

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It was replaced by local currencies (Kenyan shilling, Ugandan shilling, and Tanzanian shilling) following the territories' independence.
The Kenyan shilling replaced the East African shilling in 1966 at par.

East African Community

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It is also the proposed name for a common currency that the East African Community plans to introduce. A new version of the currency is proposed by the East African Community, which consists of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan.
The new treaty was proposed with plans drawn up in 2004 to introduce a monetary union with a common currency, the East African shilling, some time between 2012 and 2015.

Tanzanian shilling

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It was replaced by local currencies (Kenyan shilling, Ugandan shilling, and Tanzanian shilling) following the territories' independence.
The Tanzanian shilling replaced the East African shilling on 14 June 1966 at par.

Ugandan shilling

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It was replaced by local currencies (Kenyan shilling, Ugandan shilling, and Tanzanian shilling) following the territories' independence.
The first Ugandan shilling (UGS) replaced the East African shilling in 1966 at par.

South Yemeni dinar

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In 1965, the East African Currency Board was breaking up, and the South Arabian dinar replaced the shilling in the South Arabian Federation at a rate of 20 shillings to 1 dinar.
The dinar was introduced in 1965 as the South Arabian dinar, replacing the East African shilling at a rate of 1 dinar = 20 shillings, thus setting the dinar initially equal to the British pound.

East African florin

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The East African shilling was introduced to Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda in 1921, replacing the short-lived East African florin at a rate of 2 shillings to 1 florin.
It replaced the rupee at par, and was replaced in turn by the shilling at a rate of 2 shillings = 1 florin.

Tanganyika

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The East African shilling was introduced to Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda in 1921, replacing the short-lived East African florin at a rate of 2 shillings to 1 florin.

Colony of Aden

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In 1951, the East African shilling replaced the Indian rupee in the Aden colony and protectorate, which became the South Arabian Federation in 1963.
In 1951, the rupee was replaced by the East African shilling which was on par with the shilling sterling.

Somali shilling

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In that year, Somalia began using the Somali shilling (replacing the Somali somalo) at par with the East African shilling.
The shilling has been the currency of parts of Somalia since 1921, when the East African shilling was introduced to the former British Somaliland protectorate.

Somalo

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Italian Somaliland was returned to Italy in 1949 as a UN Trusteeship and soon switched to the Italian Somaliland somalo, which was at par with the shilling.
The somalo replaced the East African shilling at par and remained equal to it.

Zanzibari rupee

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In 1936, Zanzibar joined the currency board, and the Zanzibari rupee was replaced at a rate of 1.5 East African shillings to 1 Zanzibari rupee.
The Zanzibari rupee remained equal to the Indian rupee and was replaced on January 1, 1936, by the East African shilling at the rate of 1½ East African shillings = 1 Zanzibari rupee.

Italian East African lira

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Before 1941, these areas, then known as Italian East Africa, were using the Italian East African lira.
It also briefly replaced the East African shilling in British Somaliland under Italia occupation between 1940 and 1941, when the lira AOI was offered at a rate 13 lire = 1 thaler.

Rwanda

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A new version of the currency is proposed by the East African Community, which consists of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan.
Rwanda joined the East African Community in 2007, and has ratified a plan for monetary union amongst the five member nations, which could eventually lead to a common East African shilling.

Ethiopian birr

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Full sovereignty was restored in late 1944, and the Ethiopian birr was reintroduced in 1945 at a rate of 1 birr = 2 shillings.
The East African shilling became the money of account on 1 July 1942; it eventually became the sole legal tender and remained so until 1945.

British Somaliland

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British Somaliland gained independence in 1960, and joined what had been Italian Somaliland to create Somalia.

Great Britain

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The East African shilling was the currency issued for use in British controlled areas in East Africa from 1921 until 1969.

East Africa

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The East African shilling was the currency issued for use in British controlled areas in East Africa from 1921 until 1969.

Pound sterling

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In the United Kingdom, the pound sterling formerly was divided into twenty shillings, and it was normal to consider the shilling to be a subsidiary unit of the pound.

East Africa Protectorate

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In British East Africa, however, even though twenty shillings were equal in value to one pound sterling, the shilling was always considered the primary unit of account.

Kenya

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The East African shilling was introduced to Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda in 1921, replacing the short-lived East African florin at a rate of 2 shillings to 1 florin. A new version of the currency is proposed by the East African Community, which consists of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan.

Uganda

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The East African shilling was introduced to Kenya, Tanganyika, and Uganda in 1921, replacing the short-lived East African florin at a rate of 2 shillings to 1 florin. A new version of the currency is proposed by the East African Community, which consists of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan.

World War I

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The short-lived florin had been introduced because of increasing silver prices after World War I.