DEFINITION of 'Uzbekistani Som - UZS'
The national currency of Uzbekistan. The Uzbekistani som uses both coins and banknotes, and is subdivided into tiyin. The currency is regulated by the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
BREAKING DOWN 'Uzbekistani Som - UZS'
The Russian ruble was pronounced "som" in several languages spoken in Uzbekistan. The Uzbekistani som became the official currency after the breakup of the Soviet Union, which Uzbekistan was formally part of. The currency became the sole official currency in 1993.