Tasa-arvo is a compound term that comes from tasa (”level” or ”equal”) plus arvo (”worth,” ”value,” ”rank,” ”standing” or ”title”.)
Tasa-arvon päivä (Equality Day) is celebrated in Finland on March 19th. It is also the birthday of Finnish social activist Minna Canth.
Other words with a similar meaning:
- tasapainoasema – equality
- yhdenvertaisuus – comes from yhdenvertainen (an adjective which means ”equal”) + the suffix –uus (used to create nouns from adjectives.)
- yhtäsuuruus – equality in a mathematical sense.