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Hundred or One hundred (100) is a positive integer one more than 99 and one less than 101.

The term came from Old English hundred,[1] from Proto-Germanic hunda- (meaning "one hundred") and rath (meaning "number"). Before the 18th century, the word "hundred" had varied meanings, one of which was 120.

It is one of few non-single-digit numbers that has its own emoji: 💯

In other languages Edit

Language(s) Name
Afrikaans, Dutch honderd
Albanian qind
Aragonese cent, cient, ciento
Aromanian sutã
Asturian cien, cientu
Azeri, Crimean Tatar, Turkish yüz
Basque ehun
Breton kant
Catalan, Esperanto, French, Friulian, Ido, Interlingue, Occitan cent
Cebuano gatos
Corsican, Sicilian centu
Danish hundred, hundrede
Estonian sada
Faroese, Icelandic hundrað
Fijian drau
Finnish sata
Galician cen, cento
German hundert
Greenlandic untriti
Guaraní sa
Hawaiian haneli
Hungarian száz
Indonesian, Malay ratus
Interlingua, Italian cento
Irish céad
Latin centum
Latvian simts
Lithuanian šimtas
Luxembourgish honnert
Maltese mija
Maore Comorian, Swahili mia
Maori hokorima, rau
Mirandese, Spanish cien, ciento
Northern Sami čuođi
Norwegian hundre
Novial sent
Portuguese cem, cento
Quechua pachak
Romanian sută
Romansch tschient
Sardinian centu, chentu
Scottish Gaelic ceud
Slavonic sto
Swedish hundra
Tagalog daan
Turkmen ýüz
Uzbek yuz
Vietnamese trăm
Volapük tum
Welsh cant

In all of Slavic languages, 100 is called "sto" or "сто" in Cyrillic (pronounciation is the same), except Bosnian and Croatian languages.

Language Name
Bosnian stotinu
Croatian jedna stotina

Cyrillic alphabets Edit

Language(s) Name
Bashkir йөҙ
Chuvash ҫӗр
Kazakh, Kyrgyz жүз
Khakas, Shor чӱс
Komi-Permyak сё
Modern Slavonic сто
Mongolian зуу
Old Church Slavonic съто
Tajik, Yagnobi сад
Tatar йөз
Tuvan чүс
Udmurt сю

Other alphabets Edit

Language(s) Name
Ancient Greek ἑκατόν
Armenian հարյուր
Georgian ასი
Modern Greek εκατό, εκατόν

Brahmic scripts Edit

Language(s) Name
Bengali শত, একশ
Hindi सौ, सैकड़ा
Tamil நூறு
Thai ร้อย

In CJK languages Edit

Language(s) Name
Hanzi, Kanji, Hanja 百, 佰
Cantonese baak3
Japanese ひゃく (hyaku)
Korean 백 (baek, paek)
Mandarin bǎi

In RTL languages Edit

Language(s) Name
Arabic مِئَة, مِائَة
Dhivehi ސަތޭކަ
Hebrew מֵאָה
Kurdish سه‌د
Ottoman Turkish يوز
Pashto سل
Persian صَد
Urdu سو
Uyghur يۈز
Yiddish הונדערט

In googology Edit

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In Greek-based number-naming systems, 100 is associated with prefix "hecto-", and with prefix "centi-" in Latin systems. It is found in many googologisms also based on 10, such as googol.

100 can be named "garten" with the gar- prefix.

In science Edit

It is also the atomic number of fermium, the heaviest element that can be formed by neutron capture from naturally occuring elements.

Currency-related use Edit

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Some currencies, such as the euro and the United States dollar, have banknotes with this number in the denomination.

Some currencies, such as the Hungarian forint and the Indonesian rupiah, have coins with this number in the denomination.

It is also the prize for correctly answering the first question in some national editions of the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in the respective local currency, and the prize for correctly answering the first two questions in the German game show Wer wird Millionär? in euros.

Example Edit

Below are 100 copies of the letter A.

A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A

Sources Edit

  1. Online Etymology Dictionary
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