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From Urdu لاکھ‎ / Hindi लाख (lākh), from Sanskrit लक्ष (lakṣa).


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lakh (plural lakhs)

  1. (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong) One hundred thousand; 100,000. Often used with units of money.
    • 1972, Patrick O'Brian, Post Captain - West Indies
      But they were both killed in the same engagement against Tippoo Sahib, her father owing ten lakhs of rupees and her husband nearly half that sum.
    • 2012 November 13, Neeraj Chauhan & Dwaipayan Ghosh, “Couple from Maharashtra held for Rs 1,100 crore stock scam”, in Times of India[1]:
      After a hunt lasting more than a year-and-a-half, police have arrested a couple for duping around 2 lakh people in one of India's biggest investment frauds involving an estimated Rs 1,100 crore.
    • 2013 January 3, N. Gopal Raj, “Polio free does not mean paralysis free” [2], The Hindu
      According to data published in WHO’s Weekly Epidemiological Record, India’s annualised non-polio AFP rate for 2011 stood at 15.06 per one lakh children below 15 years of age, compared to a global rate that year of 5.48.


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From English lakh, from Hindi लाख (lākh), from Sanskrit लक्ष (lakṣa)



lakh m (plural lakhs)

  1. lakh