A crore (play /ˈkrɔər/; abbreviated cr; Hindi: करोड़, Nepali: करोड, Urdu: کروڑ) is a unit in the Indian number system equal to ten million (10,000,000; 107), or 100 lakhs. It is widely used in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan.

Large money amounts in India are often written in the form "INR 23 cr", that is, 23,00,00,000 rupees (230,000,000 in Western notation). Although lakhs are used in Sri Lanka, most Sri Lankans do not use the term crore when referring to money, but they use the word "koatiya" to indicate 100 lakhs or ten million.

The word is used in the title of the Indian version of the popular game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Kaun Banega Crorepati.


Etymology and regional variants

The word "crore" is derived from the Prakrit word krodi ,[1] 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: koṭi.

South Asian languages

Translation of crore into non-South Asian languages

See also



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