Lakh definitions

läk, lăk
One hundred thousand.

Created three lakh jobs; worth one lakh fifty thousand rupees.

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A large, indefinite number.

Lakhs of birds in the sky.

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In India and Pakistan,
  • The sum of 100,000.
  • Any indefinitely large number.
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Origin of lakh

Hindi Urdu l¯kh from Prakrit lakkha- from Sanskrit lakṭaḥ sign, token, prize, one hundred thousand of unknown origin