The Honduran currency "lempira" was named after what or whom?
The lempira is the currency of Honduras. It is subdivided into 100 centavos.
The lempira was named after the 16th-century "cacique" Lempira, a ruler of the indigenous Lenca people, who is renowned in Honduran folklore for leading the local native resistance against the Spanish "conquistador" forces. He is a national hero and is honored on both the 1 lempira note and the 20 and 50 centavos coins.
The lempira was introduced in 1931, replacing the peso at par.