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Who invented the words HIND ,,HINDU,,, HINDUSTAN ?

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Asked by azam khan, 16 Nov '11 01:47 pm
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Hindustan is derived from the Persian word Hindu, which is itself is derived from Sindhu, the original Sanskrit name of the Indus River. Sindhu is a river in Sanskrit. This together with a popular suffix -stan (from Persian "stan" meaning "place") In modern Persian, either Hind or Hindustan may be used to refer to India. Hindi or Hindu means idol or ideal in Persian, in a sense Hindustan means an ideal land with tropical climate and rich in natural resources which was the main reason for attracting transmigration from far of places especially from west across Hindukhus
Answered by aflatoon, 16 Nov '11 01:55 pm

 
  
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Word Hindus is originated from Hindukush. Ppl. who lived beyond Hindukush were called Hindus. It is nothing to do with religion. The word goes as old as Alexander time.

The word arya, barath kandh, bharath varsh, etc. seems to be much older than word Hindu and goes back to vedic age.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 16 Nov '11 01:52 pm

 
  
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Some wonderful,godly Indian.
Answered by ramulu shankar, 16 Nov '11 01:50 pm

 
  
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