1. Rain. Freq. used as int.:
in southern Africa, a traditional salute or expression of good luck.
Trav. & Adv. S. Afr.
Mattebe..waved the point [of his assagai] towards the heavens, when all
called out ‘Poola!’ i.e. rain or a blessing.
Missionary Labours & Scenes S. Afr.
The audience shouted, ‘Pùla’, (rain,) on which he sat down amidst a
din of applause.
in C. P. Swart
(M.A. thesis, Univ. S Afr.) s.v.,
When Prince George..uttered the traditional Basuto salute ‘Pula’
which means rain, a wave of enthusiasm swept the natives in the council
S. Afr. Panorama
‘Pula!’ shouted the excited crowd of Bantu children.
2. The principal monetary unit of Botswana, consisting of one
hundred thebe; a note of this value.
Eastern Province Herald
(S. Afr.) 23 Aug. 1
Botswana's new currency, the pula, will be introduced today.
Whitaker's Almanack 1977
Botswana... Monetary unit... Pula.