lakhs liter

French translation: 100 000 litres

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English term or phrase:lakhs liter
French translation:100 000 litres
Entered by: ginefour

20:03 Apr 7, 2005
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English term or phrase: lakhs liter
Dans un sondage portant sur les lubrifiants (huiles, additifs, etc.) achetés par une entreprise :

80,000 liters to just under 2 lakhs liters
2 lakhs liters to just under 4 lakhs liters
4 lakhs liters to just under 8 lakhs liters
8 lakhs liters to just under 20 lakhs liters
Veronique Boulet
Canada
Local time: 15:28
100 000 litres
Explanation:
Sur les sites en français on retrouve l'équivalent "lakh" qui signifie 100 000
A lakh (also spelled lac) is a unit in a traditional number system, still widely used in India, equal to a hundred thousand. A hundred lakh makes a crore.
This system of measurement also introduces separators into numbers in a different place than is common outside India. For example, 3 million (30 lakh) would be written as 30,00,000.
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4 +1100 000 litres
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lakhs liters
100 000 litres


Explanation:
Sur les sites en français on retrouve l'équivalent "lakh" qui signifie 100 000
A lakh (also spelled lac) is a unit in a traditional number system, still widely used in India, equal to a hundred thousand. A hundred lakh makes a crore.
This system of measurement also introduces separators into numbers in a different place than is common outside India. For example, 3 million (30 lakh) would be written as 30,00,000.



    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakh
ginefour
Local time: 15:28
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agree  Ian Burley (X): Yes, it's an Indian term. I've come across it in novels by Rushdie and Seth
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