Origin of word india




* India comes from the Indus River. The actual indian name (sanskrit) of the indus river is Sindhu. Hence its from the corruption of the word Sindhu.

* From indus we know about Indus valley civilization.

* The ancient Greeks referred to the Indians as Indoi, which translates as "the people of the Indus".

* The persians referred indians as hindus and the land on the other side of indus as hindustan..