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A crore (pron.: //; abbreviated cr) is a unit in the South Asian numbering system equal to ten million (10,000,000; Scientific notation: 107), which is written as 1,00,00,000, equal to a hundred lakh (1,00,000). It is widely used in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Large amounts of money in India are often written in the form 23cr, that is 23,00,00,000 or 230,000,000 rupees.
Very large amounts of money are often written or spoken in terms of lakh crore.
For example, one lakh crore rupees
Although lakh is used in Sri Lanka, most Sri Lankans do not use the term crore when referring to money, but they use the word koatiya (කෝටිය) or koti (கோடி) to indicate 100 lakh, or ten million, the same as a crore.
The word crore is derived from the Prakrit word krodi, 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 modern languages, all derived from the Sanskrit word कोटि koṭi.
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