From the Greek Herodotus (4th century BC) ‘Hindus’ evolved to ‘Indos’ and made its first ever appearance in Old English in 9th century. Finally, in 17th century as ‘Indos’ made way to Modern English the name ‘India’ came into existence.
When did India get its name?
The name “India” is originally derived from the name of the river Sindhu (Indus River) and has been in use in Greek since Herodotus (5th century BCE). The term appeared in Old English as early the 9th century and reemerged in Modern English in the 17th century.
How did India got its name as India?
The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
What was India in 1492?
In 1492 there was no country known as India. Instead that country was called Hindustan.
What is the 5 name of India?
India is known by many names – Jambudweepa, Al-Hind, Hindustan, Tenjiku, Aryavarta, and Bharat.
What does India mean in English?
Via Latin from Greek India, from Indos, the name of the River Indus, from Persian Hind, from Sanskrit sindhu ‘river’, specifically ‘the Indus’, also ‘the region around the Indus’ (compare with Sindhi). Both the Greeks and the Persians extended the name to include all the country east of the Indus.