An anna was the currency unit formerly used in South India, equal to 1/16 rupee. The anna is not commonly used since India decimalized its currency in 1957. Sometimes, 50 paise is colloquially refereed to as 8 annas (Athanni in Hindi and Urdu, and Ettu ana, pronounced ‘Ettna’ in Tamil, Malayalam and Entu Aane pronouncedas Entane in Kannada) and 25 paise as 4 annas. There was a coin of one anna, and also half-annas of copper and two-anna pieces of silver.
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