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The primary unit of currency in Finland before the adoption of the euro.

[Finnish, from Swedish mark, a mark of money; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈmɑːkɑː; -kə)
n, pl -kaa (-kɑː)
(Currencies) the former standard monetary unit of Finland, divided into 100 penniä; replaced by the euro in 2002
[Finnish. See mark2]
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(ˈmɑrk kɑ)

n., pl. -kaa (-kä).
the basic currency of Finland, which has a fixed value relative to the euro.
[1900–05; < Finnish < German; see mark2]
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Noun1.markka - formerly the basic unit of money in Finlandmarkka - formerly the basic unit of money in Finland
Finnish monetary unit - monetary unit in Finland
penni - 100 pennia formerly equaled 1 markka in Finland
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But they haven't gone so far as to demand a return to the markka, the currency that was legal tender until 2002, when all payments switched to euros.
Another poll in tabloid Ilta-Sanomat showed the number of Finns who think abandoning the markka for the euro was a mistake fell to 32 percent in May from 37 percent in December.
The bride's sister, Markka Prichard of Booneville, served as maid of honor.
Both countries adopted a fixed-exchange-rate regime in this period: Both the Finnish markka and the Swedish krona were pegged to a basket of foreign currencies.