A crore (//; abbreviated cr) 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 style of digit group separators (a lakh is equal to one hundred thousand and is written as 1,00,000).
Large amounts of money in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are often written in terms of crores. For example, 150,000,000 (one hundred and fifty million) is written as 'fifteen crore rupees', '15crore' or 'Rs 15 crore'.
Lakh is also used in Sri Lanka; however, most Sri Lankans use the term koatiya (කෝටිය) or koti (கோடி) for crore when referring to money.[clarification needed] The word crore is a borrowing from the Prakrit word kroḍi, is in turn from the Sanskrit koṭi, 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.