The Tanzanian shilling (TZS) or shilingi ya tanzania (swahili) is the national currency of Tanzania. The Tanzanian shilingi is divided into 100 senti or cents in english. The currency replaced the East african shilling, same as in many other countries. Today coins exist in 50, 100, 200 and 500. Tanzanian notes come in 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 and 10000 shilingi.