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A crore (/krɔːr/; 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 "15cr" (for "15 crore rupees") is common.[citation needed]

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
= Template:Indian Rupees1 lakh crore
= Template:Indian Rupees105+7
= Template:Indian Rupees1012
= Template:Indian Rupees10,00,00,00,00,000 in Indian notation
= Template:Indian Rupees1,000,000,000,000 in Western notation

Crore is also used in Sri Lanka; however, most Sri Lankans use the term koti (கோடி) for crore when referring to money.[clarification needed] The word crore derives from the Prakrit word kroḍi, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit koṭi,[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.

In South Asian languages[edit]

In other languages[edit]

  • Burmese: ကုဋေ [ɡədè] (increasingly archaic)
  • Chinese: 克若 or 克若 kèruò; 俱胝 jùzhī in Chinese Buddhist texts, but 一千萬 or 一千万 yī qiānwàn ("a thousand myriad") is used in ordinary contexts
  • Kapampangan: katâ / kata-katâ
  • Pashto: کروړ korur
  • Persian: کرور‎ Krur / Korur
  • Tagalog: karora (archaic usage, also kotiha or kotiya). Sampúng milyón is normally used.
  • Rohingya: kurul
  • Thai: โกฏิ kot or kot̩i (from Pali koti, obsolete)

See also[edit]


  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Crore" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  1. 1.0 1.1 "Knowing our Numbers". Department of School Education And Literacy. National Repository of Open Educational Resources. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed., 1893, s.v. 'crore'