# Hindi Numbers

Hindi is the most widely spoken language in India. So Hindi numbers are important for Indian students. The use of language is not important but use of numbers are very important.
India is a country that gave various mathematical concepts to the world. Here, we are not focusing much on the concepts but on Hindi-numbers.

The concept of decimal was invented in India and spread to Europe via Middle East countries. However, it did not avoid the changes that it underwent during its journey. Apart from the decimal system, India also gave numerous mathematical concept to the world, like geometry, trigonometry, the concept of zero etc.

We all know that mathematics is used in almost every field, be it architecture, astronomy, engineering etc. The presence of mathematics can be traced to the ruins of the Harappan Civilization or Indus Valley civlization, which were the epitome of planned cities. The first astronomical work involved Sun, and was called ‘Surya Siddhanta’ was done in fifth century. Brahmagupta one of the oldest mathematicians of India lived and worked in the astronomical center of Ujjain located at the center of India. Other famous and prominent mathematicians hailing from India are – Aryabhatta, Mahavira and Bhaskara. Hindu mathematics gained attention after Aryabhatta. Soon, in 1907, Indian Mathematical Society was founded followed by the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society two years later in Chennai.
Hindi numbers are as follows :

 Number Reading Hindi numerals 0 Shoonya 1 Ek 2 Do 3 Teen 4 Chaar 5 Paanch 6 Che 7 Saat 8 Aath 9 Nau 10 Dus 11 Gyarah 12 baarah 13 Terah 14 Chauduh 15 Pundraah 16 Solaah 17 Satraah 18 Atharaah 19 Unneess 20 Bees 100 Sau 1000 Hazaar 10000 Dus Hazaar 100000 Ek Lakh
From the above we can see that the numbers up to 20 are unique. In the remaining numbers each tenth number is different.The rest number is taken from the prefix of increased number with a base of preceding 10th number.
For example :
1) 31 ----> Ikat
tis Here the base number is 30 (tis)
2) 32 ---> Bat
tis again the base number is 30 (tis)
3) 61 ---> Ika
sath Base number is 60 (sath)
If you know the numbers up to 100 the rest of the three digit number can be write easily.
For example:
1) 512 = 500 + 12
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Hindi Numbers

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