Large Nepali numbers – Lakh, Karod, Arab, Kharab

The numbering system used in Nepal is based in an ancient numbering system. In this system, big numbers are grouped in a two digit numbering system. In other parts of the world they are grouped in three digit numbering system. For up to 10,000 they are similar but, there is no 100,000 in Nepal. It is written in the form 1,00,000 and is called one lakh. This is the similar numbering system in India and Pakistan.

Nepali and English numbering system:

Number (in word Nepali) and in words English
1 (Ek) One
10 (Dus) Ten
100 (Saya) Hundred
1000 (Hajar) Thousand
10,000 (Dus Hajar) – Ten Thousand
1,00,000 (Lakh) – Hundred Thousand
10,00,000 (Dus Lakh) – Million
1,00,00,000 (Karod) – Ten Million
10,00,00,000 (Dus Karod) – Hundred Million
1,00,00,00,000 (Arab) – Billion

1 and 10 zeros is 10 Billion = 10 Arab
1 and 11 zeros is called Kharab (100 billion)
1 and 12 zeros is 10 Kharab (1 Trillion)
1 and 13 zeros is Neel (10 Trillion)
1 and 14 zeros is 10 Neel (100 Trillion)
1 and 15 zeros is Padam (1 Quadrillion)
1 and 16 zeros is 10 Padam (10 Quadrillion)
1 and 17 zeros is Sankh (100 Quadrillion)
1 and 18 zeros is 10 Sankh (1 Quintillion)
1 and 19 zeros is Udapada (10 Quintillion)
1 and 20 zeros is 10 Udapada (100 Quintillion)
1 and 21 zeros is Ank (1 Sextillion)
1 and 22 zeros is 10 Ank (10 Sextillion)
1 and 23 zeros is Jald (100 Sextillion)
1 and 24 zeros is 10 Jald (1 Septillion)
1 and 25 zeros is Madh (10 Septillion)
1 and 26 zeros is 10 Madh (100 Septillion)
1 and 27 zeros is Paraardha (1 Octillion)
1 and 28 zeros is 10 Paraardha (10 Octillion)
1 and 29 zeros is Ant (100 Octillion)
1 and 30 zeros is 10 Ant (1 Nonillion)
1 and 31 zeros is Maha ant (10 Nonillion)
1 and 32 zeros is 10 Maha ant (100 Nonillion)
1 and 33 zeros is Shishant (1 Decillion)
1 and 34 zeros is 10 Shishant (10 Decillion)
1 and 35 zeros is Singhar (100 Decillion)
1 and 36 zeros is 10 Singhar (1 Undecillion)
1 and 37 zeros is Maha Singhar (10 Undecillion)
1 and 38 zeros is 10 Maha Singhar (100 Undecillion)
1 and 39 zeros is Adant Singhar (1 Duodecillian)

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