100 lakh in the Indian numbering system (10 million)

A **crore** (; abbreviated **cr**) denotes ten million (10,000,000 or 10^{7} 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]}

It is widely used both in official and other contexts in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

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Etymology

The word *crore* derives from the Prakrit word *kroḍi*, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit *koṭi* (कोटि),^{[2]} which in turn comes from the Tamil number [1]*Kodi* denoting ten million in the Indian number system, which has separate terms for most powers of ten from 10^{0} up to 10^{19}. The *crore* is known by various regional names.

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Money

Large amounts of money in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan are often written in terms of *crore*. For example 150,000,000 (one hundred and fifty million) rupees is written as "fifteen *crore* rupees", "₹15 crore".^{[1]} In the abbreviated form, usage such as "₹15 cr" is common.^{[3]}

Trillions (in the short scale) of money are often written or spoken of in terms of *lakh crore*. For example, *one trillion rupees* is equivalent to:^{[citation needed]}

*One lakh crore rupees*
- ₹1 lakh crore
- ₹10
^{5+7}
- ₹10
^{12}
- ₹10,00,00,00,00,000 in Indian notation
- ₹1,000,000,000,000 in metric notation