: one hundred thousand
50 lakhs of rupees
: a great number
lakh adjective

Examples of lakh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the next 3 years our film industry will grow to $100 billion dollars, providing employment to lakhs [hundreds of thousands] of people. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 1 Aug. 2023 Every year, more than one lakh (or 100,000) of artisans fashion handmade locks, whether in huge factories or at kitchen tables. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 14 July 2023 The government had then assured that savings of up to Rs 2.5 lakh would not be questioned by authorities. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 23 May 2023 The depletion of fish stock in the Arabian Sea is a growing concern for Mumbai’s Kolis, an indigenous community of over two lakh fish workers living in villages like Madh Koliwada, along the city’s coast. Aarefa Johari, Quartz, 6 July 2021 The market cap of the Adani Group at the end of December 2022 was ₹18.13 lakh crore but by Friday closing, the group market cap had fallen to ₹13.89 lakh crore, a drop of 23.42% within a month. Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Fortune, 27 Jan. 2023 Prior to Tiago, an average electric car cost in India more than Rs 10 lakh. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 12 Oct. 2022 Powered by 82KWh battery, the SUV is expected to cost up to 60 lakh rupees ($73,329) in India, though the official price tags aren’t out yet. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 10 Jan. 2023 In Punjab, as Gurvinder Singh, director of the state’s agriculture department, told Mongabay-India, rainfall in September damaged 1.39 lakh (139,000) hectares of paddy area. Vivek Gupta, Quartz, 10 Nov. 2022

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu lākh

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lakh was in 1599

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“Lakh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lakh. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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