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Bitcoin to Botswana pula conversion
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Convert Bitcoin to Botswana pula
The word "Pula" in Setswana means "rain." Rain is pretty rare in Botswana and so it is deemed a very valuable and precious thing, hence its association with the country’s currency. It can also be translated as "blessing" and "Thebe" means "shield." These chosen names were shown to be popular in public opinion polls when the currency was first introduced.
Bitcoin to Botswana pula table