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One hundred lakh equals one crore, or ten million.

The word "crore" is derived from the Prakrit word krodi, denoting "ten million" in the Indian numbering system, which has separate terms for all powers of ten from 100 up to 1019. The crore is known by various regional names in modern languages, all derived from the Sanskrit word Koti.

Usage

Ram sold his house for 3 crores. (30 million)
Added 2011-06-30 by Annaguru

Root

English

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

lakh, Kaun Banega Crorepati

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Ten million; may stem from the Prakrit word "krodi."

Usage

The government spends crores of rupees every year. On what? On what I say? Thatandoldontask.
Added 2011-07-12 by Christine

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO