> From: James E. Agenbroad [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Tuesday,
> October 31, 2000
> > You probably should check out what's done in India. The call hundred
> > thousands "crores" and have a name I don't recall for tens
> of millions.
> > I don't recall how they punctuate them but think it's not
> in triplets as
> > is done in the U.S.
> Tuesday, Ocotber 31, 2000
> Oops! 100,000 is a lakh and 10,000,000 is a crore. I should
> have checked
> my dictionary. Where and with what they are separated I still
> don't know.
> Jim Agenbroad ( jage@LOC.gov )
I just got confirmation on this:
1 lakh - 1,00,000
1 crore - 1,00,00,000
1 ??? - 1,00,00,00,000
My source (a native hindi speaker) couldn't remember the name of the
unit after crore, but was sure of the comma placement.
Cool - now does anyone know of any other systems that group digits
other than in groups of threes?
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