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A crore (; abbreviated cr), karor or koti denotes ten million (10,000,000 or 107 in scientific notation) and is equal to 100 lakh in the Indian numbering system. It is written as 1,00,00,000 with the local 2,2,3 style of digit group separators (one lakh is equal to one hundred thousand, and is written as 1,00,000).[1]


Large amounts of money in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are often written in terms of crore. For example, 150,000,000 (one hundred and fifty million) is written as "fifteen crore rupees", "15crore" or "Rs 15 crore".[1] In the abbreviated form, usage such as "INR15cr" (for "15 crore rupees") is common.[]

Trillions (in the short scale) of money are often written or spoken of in terms of lakh crore. For example, one trillion rupees is:

= One lakh crore rupees
= INR1 lakh crore
= INR105+7
= INR1012
= INR10,00,00,00,00,000 in Indian notation
= INR1,000,000,000,000 in Western notation

Crore is also used in Sri Lanka; however, most Sri Lankans use the term koatiya () or koti (?) for crore when referring to money.[clarification needed] The word crore is a borrowing from the Prakrit word kro?i, is in turn from the Sanskrit ko?i,[2] denoting ten million in the Indian numbering system, which has separate terms for most powers of ten from 100 up to 1019. The crore is known by various regional names.

Indian languages

In other languages

See also


  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Crore" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  1. ^ a b "Knowing our Numbers". Department Of School Education And Literacy. National Repository of Open Educational Resources. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed., 1893, s.v. 'crore'

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