\ ˈläk How to pronounce lakh (audio) , ˈlak How to pronounce lakh (audio) \

Definition of lakh

1 : one hundred thousand 50 lakhs of rupees
2 : a great number

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The opportunity and the plan India’s education market is expected to almost double to $180 billion (Rs12 lakh crore) by 2020 from $97.8 billion in 2016, according to various industry estimates. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "Behind Paytm’s grand plan to become a one-stop shop for educational services in India," 15 July 2019 In 2019, the Nepal government gave out 380 permits at the rate of $11,000 (Rs7.6 lakh) each. Ipsita Chakravarty, Quartz India, "How colonialism cost the Himalayas their remoteness," 10 June 2019 The state government said families of the deceased each will receive 5 lakh Indian rupees ($7,700 US). Swati Gupta And Sugam Pokharel, CNN, "27 killed when school bus in India goes off road," 9 Apr. 2018 The police refused to register a case, and said Sadaf's family should take the 2 lakh rupees (around $2,989) the doctor was offering them to drop it. Jason Overdorf, Newsweek, "India's Rape Crisis Is Worsening, and There Still Isn't a National Registry for Sex Offenders," 28 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of lakh

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lakh

Hindi & Urdu lākh

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