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markka

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːkɑː
 
, -kə/

Definition of markka in English:

noun

(Until the introduction of the euro in 2002) the basic monetary unit of Finland, equal to 100 penniä.
Example sentences
  • The markka, or Finnmark, is the basic monetary unit.
  • If you were a counterfeiter in Finland before the euro, and you wanted to counterfeit the markka, after about half an hour you would have produced enough to saturate the market.
  • Finnish bankers forecast that the outgoing markka will be overtaken by euro as the most used currency by the beginning of next week.

Origin

Finnish.

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