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Answer #1 | 23/07 2006 02:38
Why u r called neethu?
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Answer #2 | 23/07 2006 02:40
Well, the name appeared in the writings of ancient Greek and Latin authors (Herodot, Strabo, Tacitus and others). The arabs borrowed their name for India (Hind) from the Greeks.
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Answer #3 | 23/07 2006 02:40
India is derived from Indus(hindu in Persian)
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Answer #4 | 23/07 2006 02:40
i am not Indian but Indian i think was hindian which comes from hindoo or hindi which is indians religion
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Answer #5 | 23/07 2006 02:41
during the british rule, the britishers could not spell bharath . so due the holy river of indus which is flowing in india, they called bharath or hindustan as india thats it
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Answer #6 | 23/07 2006 02:46
search somewhere els!
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Answer #7 | 23/07 2006 02:49
because..
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Answer #8 | 23/07 2006 02:52
river indus..........the men fvrom west had to cross indus to reach india...thats how the name origined
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Answer #9 | 23/07 2006 11:07
"Indus" is the name of the river derived from "Sindhu." "india" is derived from "indus" as india is the name given by british, that too with a lot of changes, we should stop the use of the name india. It will be better to use "Bharat" or "hindustan"
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Answer #10 | 23/07 2006 15:08
For the same reason that apples are called apples. Get it?
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Answer #11 | 24/07 2006 12:26
The word comes form "Hindu" and "Indus" Another name for India is Bharat
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