As a former Ottoman and Turkish currency, it was 1⁄40 of a kuruş, which was, in turn, 1⁄100 of a lira. It was also earlier 3 akçe The modern Turkish lira is only divided into kuruş. In Serbia, the para has been the subunit of the dinar since the 19th century. The Montenegrin perper was subdivided into 100 pare during its brief existence between 1906 and 1918. In Albania, the para was used as a currency before the introduction of the lek in 1926.